These are defined as white fillings because they have natural color and an aesthetic appearance. Although it has been used only in the front teeth in previous years, it is applied successfully in back group teeth today since it is now resistant to chewing pressures and wears off less.
Their biggest advantage is their aesthetic appearance. On the other hand, such fillings also support tooth tissues; prevents the fragility and heat permeability of the tooth. Composites are used not only for caries treatment but also for cosmetic purposes for the restoration of fracture sites and in order to change the color and shape of the teeth.
How it’s done?
The composite filling material is placed in small layers in the area to be restored and cured by light step-by-step. With each layer placed, the original shape of the tooth is being created. The process ends in a longer time compared to amalgam fillers. The life of composite fillings varies depending on the person’s oral care. A restoration made according to the rules, if oral care is also very good, can remain as healthy as the first day for many years.