Composite Resin Restorations

Composites are also used to enhance your smile by changing the colour and shape of disfigured teeth.

What is a Composite Resin (White Filling)?

A composite filling is a tooth-colored material which consists of a plastic and glass mixture that is used to restore decayed teeth.

What are the advantages of composites?

  1. Aesthetics – we have the ability to create a colour and shape that mimics the natural tooth.
  2. Composites bond to the tooth giving it extra support and therefore greater strength.
  3. They require less drilling, so not as much tooth structure needs to be removed.
  4. They harden in a matter of seconds instead of hours like other materials.
  5. They can be repaired if damaged.
  6. They are mercury-free.

What are the disadvantages?

  1. They are labour intensive to place.
  2. Following the placement of a composite, you may experience some tooth sensitivity.
  3. The shade of the composite can change slightly if you drink tea, coffee or other staining foods.
  4. Composites don’t have the strength or longevity of silver fillings in large fillings, although they are comparable in small fillings.

At Genuine Smiles we have been exclusively placing tooth-coloured fillings from 2008.


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