Tooth Colored Fillings

Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small to midsize fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. Composite filling technology has grown in leaps and bounds over the past 20 years. In the past, amalgam, or silver fillings, was the material of choice for back teeth, but advances in dental materials have made composite much more durable. Composite now has many advantages over amalgam fillings. Silver fillings are held in by undercuts and not with bonding. These undercuts weaken teeth and often necessitate full crown coverage over time. With composites, only the infected tooth structure needs to be excavated. The second and more obvious point is that composite fillings look like a real tooth. At our office we use only the strongest most aesthetic composites on the market in order to give you a restoration that will last and look great, too.