Composite fillings are most commonly used to treat cavities and are performed by removing the decayed part of the tooth. It is then replaced or filled with another substance using a multitude of different options. Both composite and amalgam fillings are used for this procedure.
Composite fillings are a great option for repairing cavities because they can be closely matched to the original tooth color as well as offer durability for small to medium cavities. A composite tooth filling procedure also allows you to remove less of the tooth than you would typically need with an amalgam filling. They are an excellent option for treating cavities that are more visible than others because of how natural and close to the tooth color they look.