Composite or white fillings are dental restorations that are designed to match the color of your natural teeth.
Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings are bonded to the tooth and allow for a more conservative removal of only the decayed portion of the tooth. This minimizes the risk of causing further damage to the tooth and reduces the likelihood of future complications.
The main advantage of composite fillings is that they are mercury-free and minimally invasive, meaning that they do not require a significant removal of healthy tooth structure for placement.
The placement of composite fillings involves the dentist applying layers of the material directly onto the tooth, and then curing each layer using a special light. Once the curing process is completed, the final step is to shape and polish the filling to create a natural-looking and seamless restoration.
Why choose us?
At Dentavital Oral Health Centre, we take great care in selecting the materials used for the fabrication of composite fillings. We only use composites and adhesives that are free of harmful substances such as Bisphenol A (BPA), 2-Hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), and bis-GMA, ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients. Compared to earlier generations of composite materials, modern composites boast improved mechanical and aesthetic properties, including a reduced amount of shrinkage during the curing process.
In addition to the choice of material, the technique used during the placement of the composite filling is also critical in achieving a successful and long-lasting restoration. At Dentavital, when placing composite fillings, we often utilize a dental dam, which covers the tooth and prevents saliva from interfering with the surface during the filling process. The dental curing lamp also plays a crucial role in the process, as it must be powerful enough to fully cure all of the composite material used. It is equally important to apply the composite material to the tooth in a precise and controlled manner, to minimize shrinkage. By taking into account all of these factors, a strong bond between the tooth and the filling can be established, resulting in a long-lasting and effective restoration of the tooth.