If our Lafayette dentist, Dr. Cope, detects tooth decay, he may recommend a tooth-colored filling to restore the tooth. Tooth-colored fillings, also referred to as white fillings or composite fillings, are an excellent choice for effectively and aesthetically repairing decayed or damaged teeth. To place a tooth-colored dental filling, Dr. Cope removes the decayed portion of the tooth, cleans the tooth, and fills in the tooth with composite resin. Composite resin is a durable material that is available in a variety of shades, allowing your skilled dentist to match the color of the resin to your natural tooth color for a natural-looking effect. For more information on the benefits of tooth-colored dental fillings, we welcome you to call or visit us at Highland Creek Family Dental.