What Are Composite (White) Fillings?
Composites are fillings that are designed to match the color of your teeth. They may be used to restore a decayed tooth or repair a defect.
A composite can be prepared and placed in one visit. After the decayed part of the tooth is removed, the dentist uses primer and bonding agent prior to insertion of the white filling. Once the composite filling is placed, the material is chemically hardened, or cured with a special light, and polished.