Long-Lasting and Attractive ‘White’ Fillings
Composite Fillings are also known as “white fillings”.
Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins.
Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure.
Composites have huge advantages over silver fillings. Since silver does not stick to teeth, entirely healthy tooth structure is usually removed to keep a silver filling in place.
Composites permit your cosmetic dentist to remove only the decayed area of your tooth. Unlike silver fillings, composite fillings expand just like your teeth and are much less likely to cause cracks in your tooth.
Also amalgam/ silver fillings last about seven years, while composites last about seven to eleven years.