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Composite Fillings (Bonding)

A dental chair in Cornerstone Dental Centre, Langley BC

Composite fillings are also called plastic or white fillings. Getting this type of filling depends on where the tooth is in your mouth. We bite down hard on our back teeth (molars), so a plastic filling may not always be the best choice.

To place this filling, your dentist cleans all decay from the tooth and puts a glue (or bonding material) on the inside of the hole. Composite resin is put into the hole in thin layers. Each layer gets hard with the help of a special light that your dentist holds over the tooth. When the last layer of the filling is hard, your dentist shapes the filling so it looks and feels natural.

It has an esthetically pleasing look to it, but as mentioned above – we would consider the size of the filling to ensure it would last as a long term solution.