A composite filling is a pure white filling consisting of a tooth-colored mixture of plastic and glass used to restore rotten teeth or close cavities. Composites are also used to cosmetically improve the smile by changing the color of teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth. Amalgam fillings are known to cause long-term health problems, and this is why most high-end dentists and dental clinics now only offer compound white fillings.
How are fillings applied?
After preparation, the dentist places the composite in layers, using a special light to cure each layer. When the procedure is finished, the dentist shapes the composite to fit the tooth. The dentist then polishes the composite to prevent staining and premature wear.
What are the advantages of Composite fillings?
Tooth/Teeth can be used for a lifetime with correct oral and dental care. Oral care and regular dental examinations are necessary to prevent further problems that may occur in the future, as cavities may occur again in the treated tooth.
Visit your dentist regularly for dental cleanings and checkups.