What Is a Composite Resin (White) Filling?

A composite dental filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping misshapen teeth.

How Is a Composite Dental Filling Placed?

Following preparation, our dentist places the composite dental filling in layers, typically using a light specialized to harden each layer. When the process is finished, the dentist will shape the composite to fit the tooth. Dr. Rob Holdridge then polishes the composite to prevent staining and early wear.

What Are the Advantages of Composites?

Aesthetics are the main advantage of composite dental fillings, since our dentist can blend shades to create a color nearly identical to that of the actual tooth. Composite fillings bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes.

We invite you to contact our dental office at 630-668-3423 today to learn more about what a dental filling in Wheaton, Illinois, can do for your smile by scheduling an appointment. Our dentist and team are so excited to serve you and your family!