Composite (white) fillings are made from a mixture of plastic and glass particles.
When a tooth has a cavity, the decayed portion of the tooth is removed,
and a soft composite resin is placed to seal the tooth. UV light helps expedite
the bonding process.
There are many advantages to composite fillings, including:
Aesthetics: Unlike silver-colored (amalgam) fillings, composite fillings look just like your natural teeth since the color can be carefully blended for a seamless finish.
Stability: A composite filling also requires very little of the tooth structure to be removed for placement, which means more of your natural tooth is preserved. Since the filling bonds with the actual tooth, it offers additional stability for a tooth that has already been weakened by decay.
Insulation: White fillings are not affected by any changes in temperature that occur in your mouth, unlike amalgam fillings, which tend to contract and expand, and this protects your tooth from fracture.
Versatility: Besides fillings, it can also be used to repair teeth that are chipped, broken, or badly worn.
Free from metal: Finally, white fillings do not contain any metal.
Come visit us at Riverview Dental and allow Dr. Chowdhury to address your composite filling!