Composite Filling Procedure:
During a filling appointment, the dentist first takes a radiograph to determine the depth and extent of the decay.
Next, the carious portion of the tooth is removed with a mechanical hand piece. The prepared portion is then etched in order to create tiny pores which will help the composite adhere to the crown.
A bonding agent is then applied to the site and filling material is then loaded into the cavity in small increments.
The dentist can take his time to mould the material to match the exact shape and contour of a natural tooth, making it appear like just another healthy tooth in the mouth.
Once the dentist is completely satisfied with the shape and form of the restoration, it is hardened firmly in place.
Composite fillings are polished in the end to give them a natural shine and finish.