Composite: The Standard for Fillings
Depending on the size and position of a tooth defect we will together decide on a suitable filling and approach after a consultation. The simplest form of tooth restoration is performed using a composite filling. This white synthetic substance enables an extraordinarily aesthetic and metal-free approach directly in the mouth of the patient. Composite fillings offer a number of other advantages:
- There is no risk of adverse effects on the body. Very rarely are patients allergic to the composite substance, though this can be tested beforehand.
- Composite is visually attractive, even on front teeth, since the color can be matched to each individual tooth.
- Given that the composite bonds directly to the tooth, the filling often stabilizes the rest of the tooth.
- In contrast to amalgam fillings, composite fillings are not sensitive to changes in temperature.
- The composite filling can be applied without having to remove any portion of the healthy tooth.
- The substance is highly robust; chewing will not wear the filling down.
- If the composite filling ever becomes damaged it can be repaired without having to remove and redo the whole filling.
- Composite fillings are highly cost-effective.
Options That Utilize Ceramics and Crowns
An alternative to composite is ceramic restoration. These types of fillings last even longer than composite fillings and are more stable. They are most appropriate when a large portion of the tooth has been lost.
If very little of the tooth remains it must be rebuilt synthetically and capped with a crown. For this case there is a range of materials available to suit a variety of needs and budgets. We will gladly help you to navigate the options and find the best solution for your lifestyle and your wallet.
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