Dental fillings or “restorations” have come a long way since your parents or grandparents got their old “silver fillings” which may have lasted for years but looked pretty bad in the mouth.
Now, modern dentistry uses white, tooth colored filling materials called “composites” that can perfectly match your natural enamel.
After the damaged or decayed areas of a tooth are cleaned out, these new composite materials can be placed into the tooth and shaped just like the natural contours of the originally healthy tooth.
Once shaped, the white filling is instantly hardened with a special blue light that activates the setting materials in the composite. The filling can then be polished to a high shine and blend perfectly with the remaining healthy tooth structure to make the tooth sound and whole again!
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