The dentist matches the paste to the colour of your tooth and applies it in successive layers. The layers are then shaped, hardened and glued together under a polymerization lamp.
Once hardened, the composite restoration is sculpted, shaped, and polished until it reproduces all the tooth’s natural characteristics. This type of restoration requires just one visit per tooth.
Composites have a porous surface. In the long term, pigments contained in some foods, spices or beverages may penetrate these pores and eventually alter the colour of the resinous compound. A simple polishing should, in most cases, restore the compound’s original colour.