Composite filling, Dental Care Clinic Clapham Junction
The use of dental resin composites in dentistry is ubiquitous and during the past decades composite restorations have proved to be satisfying alternate for amalgam to restore traumatized and decayed teeth. Today, several dental filling materials are available. Teeth can be filled with gold; porcelain; silver amalgam or tooth-colored, plastic, and materials called composite resin fillings. There is also a material that contains glass particles and is known as glass ionomer. Dental composite is routinely used to make fillings for back teeth. Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment in Tooting Medical Centre. You and your dentist can decide which type of filling is best for you, taking into account the size and location of the cavity, your dental history, cosmetic concerns and cost.