Composite Fillings or Tooth Colored Fillings is a restorative material used to restore decayed teeth. It is also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile termed as Bonding, to reshape or change the color of the teeth.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF COMPOSITES COMPARE TO AMALGAM OR SILVER FILLING?
Aesthetics are the main advantage of composites. Dentists can blend different shades to create a color nearly identical to the actual tooth. It is bonded to the tooth which helps to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from altered temperature. Compare to Amalgam, Composite does not contain mercury in which some patients are allergic to.
On the other hand, Amalgam has withstood the test of time, durable and least expensive material.