Composite Teeth Filling | White Filling for Tooth Cavities
When a tooth has a cavity, Dr. Dan will determine what kind of restoration can be placed. If the cavity is small enough, a filling can be placed. The cavity is removed, leaving a hole, and that hole is replaced with a “filling.” There are two main types of fillings: composite teeth filling—or a white filling—and amalgam, or silver fillings.
Composite teeth fillings are tooth colored that can be matched to many shades of teeth. These white fillings have become the standard material to restore teeth that need fillings. After the cavity is removed, the tooth is treated with a bonding agent, which bonds the composite to the tooth. The composite is then cured with a blue light, and the filling sets. Unlike silver fillings which take 24-48 hours to fully set, the composite teeth filling will be fully set when you leave the office, allowing you to eat and drink as you normally would.
Check our post-op instructions for composite fillings.