COMPOSITE RESIN FILLING
composite resin filling is a type of dental filling that is made from a mixture of plastic and glass. It is also known as a “composite,” or “tooth-colored” filling. Composite fillings are used to restore decayed teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth, and gaps between teeth.
Composite fillings are made from a mixture of plastic and glass. The glass helps to make the filling stronger, while the plastic provides a natural-looking tooth color. Composite fillings are available in many different colors, so they can be matched to the color of your teeth.
If you have a tooth that is decayed, chipped, or cracked, your dentist may recommend a composite filling. Composite fillings can also be used to fill gaps between teeth.
Process of Composite Filling:
To place a composite filling, your dentist will first remove the decayed or damaged tooth material. The area will then be cleaned and prepared for the filling. Once the area is ready, the composite filling will be placed into the cavity and hardened with a special light.
After the filling is in place, your dentist will polish it so that it looks natural. You may also need to have a crown or veneer placed over the filling to protect it from further damage.
- Can be matched to the color of your teeth
- Strong and durable
- Safe for most people
- Not as strong as metal fillings
- May need to be replaced more often
Composite fillings are a popular choice for restoring teeth because they can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. They are also strong and durable, but not as strong as metal fillings. Composite fillings are safe for most people, but if you have allergies to certain materials, you should talk to your dentist before having a composite filling placed.