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Composite Filling (Posterior)

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a tooth with a cavity A small cavity, or hole in your tooth can be repaired with a composite filling.
a tooth being worked on with a tool First, the decayed portion of your tooth is removed, leaving a small area that will be filled with composite.
a tooth with a space for a filling Next, a bonding fluid is applied so that the filling will attach to the natural tooth structure. A curing light is used to set the bonding fluid.
the tooth getting composite filled in Your dentist then fills the prepared area with composite material.
a tool shaping the composite on a tooth Your dentist shapes it to match the contours of your tooth surface.
a handheld curing light over the tooth A special curing light is used to harden the composite.
the composite being polished on the tooth Finally, your dentist smooths and polishes the filling to match the rest of your tooth.
the repaired set of teeth Your tooth is now free of decay and restored to its natural strength and appearance.
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