Composite (White) Restorations
A composite filling is also known as a tooth colored filling. The benefit of a composite filling is that less natural tooth structure needs to be removed because the material bonds directly to your tooth. This adds strength and function to your tooth. Composites blend well with your natural teeth.
What’s right for me?
Several factors influence the type of restoration. Occasionally an amalgam (silver) restoration may be needed. The dentist will determine what restoration is right for you by:
- The components used in the filling material
- The amount of tooth structure remaining
- Where and how the filling is placed
- The chewing load that the tooth will have to bear