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Composite Fillings

Composite fillings or resins based fillings are commonly known as tooth-colored fillings. Composite fillings can be made to blend in with the natural shade, texture and shape of teeth very well. They provide good durability and resistance to fracture when used in small to mid-size fillings. They can only withstand moderate stress from chewing. They can be used in a variety of clinical situations like on either front or back teeth.

They are an excellent choice for someone who prefer that their fillings and smile look more natural and free of metal. It is important to note that, composites are more expensive and are occasionally not covered by some insurance plans. Also, some studies show that composite fillings can be less durable and may need to be replaced more often than Silver Fillings .

Restoring with composites as compared to Silver Fillings takes a longer time as it is critical for composite fillings to keep the tooth dry and contaminant free while the cavity is being filled. The present day trend is to use composite due its cosmetically pleasing appearance.

Cavity prevention

Prevention is better than cure. Ideally no filling is always better than any kind of filling. The best way to decrease the risk of cavities and other dental diseases is simply by:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste
  • Flossing daily
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Visiting the dentist regularly