What are composite restorations?
Composite restorations or fillings are made from resins to match the colour, appearance and texture of your natural tooth’s surface. They have the following significant advantages over traditional mercury amalgam fillings:
- Composite restorations don’t show.
- Inserting them requires only minimal abrasion to the surrounding tooth – so more of your tooth’s natural structure may be left intact.
Are composite restorations the best solution for me?
You can have natural-looking fillings anywhere in your mouth. If, however, you have a cavity that is too large or too deep, a composite restoration may not be suitable to protect your tooth. In such cases we may recommend a porcelain restoration instead, as they are stronger and more durable. If you feel unsure about the type of filling you would like, we will be happy to discuss your options at a free consultation.