Dental Fillings

Composite Resin Fillings:

What is involved in placement of composite filling?

The procedure for placing a composite resin dental filling is a bit complicated.

  • The dentist isolates the tooth from saliva to keep it dry
  • A drill or air abrasion is used to remove the decaying part of the tooth.
  • The composite resin is placed in layers over the opening.
  • A special light is used to harden each layer of composite resin material.
  • After the tooth is filled, the composite resin is shaped to resemble a real tooth.

Composite resin restorations require more time in the dental chair and more work on the dentist’s part, but most patients are incredibly pleased with the results.