A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
Composite fillings are one of the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile. Dr. Toppi may choose to place fluoride releasing tooth colored fillings, which are proven to help prevent another cavity. Dr. Toppi also includes a sealant, at no additional charge, over all of his tooth-colored fillings to seal all grooves and help prevent future cavities!
Reasons for composite fillings: