Composite white fillings are a conservative and esthetic option to restore decayed teeth. The tooth is prepared in the area of the decay, following by a disinfection and bonding protocol. Finally, a tooth-colored composite resin is placed in the area where the decay was removed and hardened by UV light. Polishing is the last step in restoring a decayed tooth with a composite filling.
The lifespan of a composite filling can be over ten years if the patient maintains good oral hygiene and routine dental hygiene appointments.