Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, LumiBrite Whitening, Digital X-Rays, Dentures / Partials, Oral Surgery, Implants, Root Canals, Crowns, Composite (White) Fillings
1304 Teasley Lane
Denton TX 76205 USA
940-320-4000
office@mydentondental.com

Composite Dental Fillings

Home  /  Composite Dental Fillings

tooth-colored-fillings-denton-tx
Composite Dental Fillings

Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.

It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than it does for a metal filling. That’s because composite fillings require the tooth be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled. Tooth-colored fillings are now used more often than amalgam or gold fillings, probably due to cosmetics. In a society focused on a white, bright smile, people tend to want fillings that blend with the natural color of their teeth.

Dental composite resins (better referred to as "resin-based composites" or simply "filled resins") are types of synthetic resins which are used in dentistry as restorative material or adhesives.