Fillings are available in several different materials.
Composite resin fillings are one option, which are designed to provide a tooth-coloured filling. They can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth so that the filling fits in with the tooth that surrounds it. This means that they look great, and they are also durable and will last a long time. Our composite fillings restore your teeth when you have a cavity or broken tooth, filling any holes or cracks.
Composite fillings are made from a ceramic and plastic compound. This makes them tough, while also fitting in with the colour of your natural teeth. When a composite filling is put in, the tooth is kept dry during the procedure, which means it can take a little longer than an amalgam filling. However, having a filling placed is usually a fairly quick experience, no matter which material you choose. When you have a filling, it repairs existing damage to the tooth, and it also helps to prevent any further decay or damage.
Some people choose to have old amalgam fillings replaced with composite fillings when it’s time for a replacement. This is largely done for cosmetic reasons, and many people prefer tooth-coloured fillings over the metal alternatives, which are usually silver-coloured.
For an alternative to composite fillings, ask us about amalgam fillings. These are made from a mixture of different metals. Apart from their durability, they are also a great choice if you are looking for a more cost-effective option.