Composite Fillings in Globe AZ

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.

When can a composite filling be used?
  • Decayed tooth (i.e. cavity)
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Decreasing the gap between teeth

What to Expect

After the doctor numbs the area where the filling is to be placed, he will remove any decayed portions. A restoration material is then applied to help open up the pores of your teeth for a stronger bond. A special light is used to harden and cure the material. Once this is complete, the filling is applied in thin layers to slowly form the complete filling. After the composite has hardened, the filling will be adjusted polished to be comfortable and fit your bite.