Tooth Colored Fillings

Composite (White) Filling

Composite is a tooth colored filling which is made of resin material due to it being aesthetic as well as durable. The material allows dentists to conserve as much of the tooth structure as possible when they are preparing the tooth. Composite is used repair a tooth which is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, or other damage.

How are Composite fillings done?

The first step during a composite restoration is cleaning the tooth of any decay before a bonding agent is applied. The bonding agent provides a seal between the tooth surface and composite material, securing them together. The filling is then hardened with a curing light which allows for faster recovery time, enabling the patient to resume their normal eating and drinking habits faster.

How Long Do White Fillings Last?

It is difficult to accurately say how long fillings last due to the variation between each patient. The life of the fillings depends on the type of filling used, which area the filling has been applied to, which tooth the filling has been applied to and the patient’s personal dietary and oral hygiene habits.

Composite (White) Filling

Composite (tooth-colored) filling is a type of a resin material that is both esthetic and durable and allows the dentist to conserve as much tooth structure as possible when preparing the tooth.A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc.

How are Composite fillings done?

When placing a composite restoration, first the tooth is cleaned of any decay than a bonding agent is applied to facilitate the seal between the tooth surface and the composite material. The filling is hardened with a curing light, giving the patient the ability to return to normal eating and drinking as soon as possible.

How Long Do White Fillings Last?

This largely depends on the type of filling used, the area covered under the filling, position of the tooth, etc. The patient’s diet and oral hygiene also plays an important part.

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