What is restorative dentistry?
What are composite fillings?
Restorative Dentistry are procedures used to manage any oral health issues for our patients. There are multiple forms of restorative dentistry such as crowns, bridges, dentures however the most common being fillings.
Composite fillings are most commonly used as they have proven to be very effective and should last anywhere between 5-7 years depending on the person's oral health. It is a synthetic resign material used to fill cavities or holes formed in the tooth.
Unlike metal fillings, composite filings do not expand or contract with temperature changes that occur in the mouth during normal consumption of hot and cold foods and drinks, and hence eliminating or reducing further fracturing of the tooth.
With advances in dental materials, there are a wide range of composite fillings materials best suitable for anterior or posterior restorations, and shading suitable for every patients teeth.