Good for repairing cavities, they can also be used to change the colour or shape of a tooth. The filling will be polished so that it remains smooth and resistant to staining.
These composite resins are good for repairing cavities and can also be used to change the colour or shape of a tooth. The procedure is simple, your dentist will first choose the shade of composite that best matches your tooth colour. After removing the decay, he or she will use a special curing light to harden each layer of filling material. The filling will be shaped to fit your tooth and polished so that it remains smooth and resistant to staining.
Why People Like White Fillings
One of the leading advantages of white fillings is that, with a good colour match, it's almost impossible to see that the tooth had to be restored. And because these fillings bond directly to the enamel, they're strong and resist wear, usually lasting more than five years. With current advances in composite materials, many are holding up even longer. Although they cost less than gold fillings, composites are more expensive than traditional amalgams.