A composite filling performs a chemical and light reacted curing method that bonds to the remaining tooth structure of the prepared tooth. This is critical in the prevention of further breakage to the tooth and requires much less reduction of tooth structure than amalgam fillings.
Resin composites are highly esthetic and are distinctly blended and shaped to match the natural appearance of the tooth. These fillings are often used to improve the appearance of misshapen, chipped or discolored teeth. These generally last about six to twelve years and the procedure is completed in one visit.