Dental fillings are widely used to restore teeth that are damaged due to the formation of cavities. Earlier, dentists used various metals such as gold, silver, and amalgam to make dental fillings. But, their use has been limited in recent years due to several drawbacks like displeasing aesthetics, uneven expansion, and contraction, risk of micro-leakage and toxic reactions with the tissues of the mouth, etc. Alternatively, composite and ceramic fillings are being highly preferred as they are tooth-colored and offer superior properties.
What are composite fillings?
Composite fillings, as the name suggests, are made from a tooth-colored composite resin. They are widely used to restore teeth that are decayed, worn out, or damaged. Composite fillings can be customized to match the color of the teeth, making it difficult to distinguish between the artificial filling and the natural teeth.