Composite Restorations (“Fillings”):
- When bacteria invade the tooth, it results in decay, and the loss of tooth structure. This process continues until it is treated. A tooth-colored composite filling replaces the tooth structure lost to bacteria.
- Permanently cover, or “cap” a tooth; sealing it from the rest of the mouth. This improves the strength of the tooth, as well as providing improved esthetics, shape, or alignment. Crowns require two visits; one to prepare the tooth before an impression is taken, and a second to permenantly cement the crown after it has been fabricated by the lab.
- Different from a veneer because it covers the entire tooth.