Dental fillings are one of the best methods of restoring decayed and damaged teeth to their full functionality and sparkling appearance. Of the very many types of Dental fillings available, such as gold, silver amalgam, ceramic or porcelain, or glass ionomer fillings, composite resin or tooth-colored fillings are the most popular.
Composite or white fillings have nearly replaced the need for silver amalgam material for teeth restoration.
To place such a filling, the dentists at Bright White Dental Centre remove and clean the decay from the tooth, neatly shape the cavity in preparation of the filling material, add a bonding adhesive to increase strength of the filling itself and then layer the composite resin in thin layers or sections which are hardened individually by the use of a high intensity curing light.
Composite resins or tooth-colored fillings provide good durability and resistance to fractures in small to mid-size fillings which can withstand the moderate pressure from the consistent stress of chewing. Here are some of the benefits of composite fillings.