Dental fillings are one of the most common types of restorative treatments used to improve the appearance and functionality of teeth affected by damage or decay.
The filling materials, which can be made from several different substances, help to even out the tooth surface for more efficient biting and chewing. These restorations can last for many years, and help keep the tooth looking and functioning at its best.
Composite fillings are made of a glass or quartz filler within a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored material. Also known as filled resins, composites are often used in small to mid-size restorations, as they provide strength, durability and resistance to fracture. In addition, the shade of composite fillings is made to closely match the patient’s actual teeth so the signs of dental work are hidden.