White or composite resin fillings, are used to fill new cavities or to replace older, failing silver fillings. When artfully placed and polished, unlike silver, these restorations are hardly noticeable.
Composite Resin Restorations
This type of restoration is designed for the tooth that has a lesion too deep to seal but not deep enough for a conventional filling. A thin diamond is used to open up the affected tooth structure that is then conditioned to receive a white filling. Numbing the tooth is generally not necessary.