Composite Resins Fills
What are composite fillings?
Composite fillings are considered a more attractive alternative to amalgam fillings. They are made of a plastic material mixed with small glass particles and are tooth coloured, rather than silver. They are suitable for repairing both the front teeth and back teeth.
What is the process?
After preparing the tooth, your dentist will place layers of the composite filling into the area to be repaired. Each layer of the composite material is hardened by exposure to a special light. Once the cavity or defect is filled, your dentist can trim the composite and then polish it to reduce discolouration or staining.
How long will the filling last?
How long the filling lasts is very dependant on how well you look after the filling. If you are maintaining a good oral health routine, including flossing and regular check-ups, your filling should last about 10 years.