When treating a cavity, the decayed portion of your tooth is removed and filled with a composite restoration. While there are multiple options for the material to be used in fillings, here at Mountain View Dentistry, we almost always use composite fillings.
A composite filling is also known as a tooth colored filling, since the material used in the filling closely matches the natural color of your teeth. Composite fillings provide excellent durability for small to medium cavities, and the procedure typically involves removing less of a tooth than you would during an amalgam filling. They are also particularly well suited for treating front or highly visible teeth because of their natural look.