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Close-up view of a tooth with a composite filling – a tooth-colored dental restoration that blends seamlessly with natural teeth

General Dentistry

Composite Fillings


Tooth decay forms when the bacteria in your mouth turns to acid. When we eat sugary foods, we feed the oral microbiota (bacteria), and they produce an acid that extracts minerals from tooth enamel. When bacterial acids attack tooth enamel, the enamel decalcifies and cavities (decay) develop. Without professional treatment by a dentist, tooth decay can advance and enter the core of a tooth, as well as its root canals. Over time, this can require root canal therapy, or in some cases, extraction of the tooth.

A composite filling is a tooth-colored restoration used to repair tooth damage caused by decay, cracks, or fractures. Each composite filling is made out of composite resin, which has tooth color, in contrast with the old silver fillings (amalgam) and does not contain any mercury. Composite fillings can closely match the shade of your existing teeth, making them practically invisible. Our specialist Prosthodontists and general dentists at Dental Esthetics Boston will meticulously explain all the options available to you.

At Dental Esthetics Boston, our dentists utilize the latest technology and high-quality materials to create composite fillings that offer superior fit, function, and aesthetics. The procedure for composite fillings only requires one appointment to restore your tooth's shape and function.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about composite fillings or if you would like to schedule a smile consultation with one of our specialist Prosthodontists or general dentists.

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