Most likely, you’re familiar with the traditional silver and gold fillings that were made from amalgam. Today, though, dentists can also create fillings from a composite resin.
These fillings are colored to look like a natural tooth, which makes them less noticeable. But don’t worry. Composite fillings are strong and durable, just like the amalgam fillings.
When you see Dr. Fellner for a composite filling, he will begin by numbing the working area. Once he removes the decayed portions of the infected tooth, the pores of your tooth will be opened up by using a special dental material. The exposed enamel is roughened up so that Dr. Fellner can achieve a stronger bond with the fillings. Thin layers of the composite resin will be bonded to your natural tooth. A bright dental light hardens each layer in between application. Before finishing up with a nice polish, Dr. Fellner will ensure that the height of the filling is adjusted to align with the rest of your teeth.