Not only are dental fillings used to repair damaged teeth, but this natural restoration also improves the smile. Using a composite filling to treat a cavity, chip, crack, or other damage is a minimally-invasive solution to protect the tooth and reduce the need for major restorations in the future. The purpose of this treatment is to fill in the space and improve the structure and shape of the tooth.

This treatment involves several steps. First, the dentist prepares the tooth by drilling it and removing any decay. Then, the composite materials are placed to fill in the empty space. A bonding light is used to strengthen and secure the composite materials. Then, the dentist adds the finishing touches by smoothing and polishing the tooth. The result is a natural smile that looks and feels like the original tooth.