Composite Fillings

Most people will have a cavity at some point in their life, and therefore, will require a filling.

Composite, or tooth-colored (white) fillings, are used to fill cavities and restore the tooth back to its natural shape and function in a more natural-looking and conservative way.

What is a Dental Filling?

Dental fillings are used to restore damaged and/or decayed teeth. The decayed material is removed, cleaned, and then filled with a durable material. Traditionally, amalgam or “silver” fillings were used to fill teeth. While these filling are still useful and effective in certain situations today, composite or “tooth-colored” fillings have become the new norm.

Composite fillings are made of a blend of plastic and ceramics. They are strong, durable, and allow for a more conservative preparation. As a result, composite fillings restore your tooth shape and function in a more natural and esthetic way.

Contributing Factors to Tooth Decay

  • Lack of proper oral hygiene
  • Genetics
  • A diet high in sugar and acidity
  • Frequent snacking or sipping
  • Lack of fluoride
  • Dry mouth
  • Heartburn / GERD
  • Bedtime infant feeding


Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Are dental fillings painful?
    What is Dental Decay?
    Are metal (Amalgam) fillings bad?
    How safe dental treatment for the expecting mothers?
    Am I going to be sensitive or feel any pain after fillings?
    How long after a filling can I brush my teeth?
    How long after a filling can I eat or drink?