What is a Composite Resin or White Filling?
A composite filling is a tooth-coloured plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the colour of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
How is a composite placed?
Following preparation, the dentist places the composite in layers; typically using a light specialized to harden each layer. When the process is finished, the dentist will shape the composite to fit the tooth. The dentist then polishes the composite to prevent staining and early wear.
Even with the most thorough brushing and flossing routine many people will at some stage require a filling, either because of tooth decay or an accident that has caused the tooth to fracture or become weak.
Due to their natural appearance and strength, white composite fillings are becoming an increasingly popular choice with patients as they are able to be colour matched, making them indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Call (08) 8212 6335 today to enquire about white fillings at our Adelaide CBD dental clinic.