Composites, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are designed to blend with the natural shade of your teeth. They are used to restore a decayed tooth instead of mercury silver fillings that tend to darken the tooth and leak over time. Once the decayed portion of the tooth is removed, we place the tooth-colored composite onto the tooth and restore its original form and function. Composite fillings are prepared and placed in just one visit. As a standard practice, at Pear Tree Dental, we use only composite type fillings.