Composite Fillings

 

A composite filling is a tooth-coloured plastic mixture filled with glass (silicon dioxide) first introduced in the 1960s.

The main advantage of composite fillings is their aesthetic appeal and bonding to the tooth structure.

There are now new materials available with properties comparable to silver amalgam, and these are proving to be very successful. The life expectancy of your composite filling can depend on the depth of cavity and its position in the mouth.