Once a cavity has developed the affected tooth structure must be removed and restored. Most cavities, if caught early enough, can be restored with a dental filling. In our offices we use a white, resin based composite material for our fillings.
Unlike the silver colored amalgam fillings, white colored composite fillings match the color of the tooth and are highly esthetic. In addition, composite fillings actually bond to the tooth and don’t rely on mechanical retention alone. These properties are particularly important for cavities involving the anterior teeth.