White Resin Fillings are 100% functional and they are far more cosmetic than traditional mercury fillings.
Composite Resin Fillings made of strong plastic dental resin are an alternative to traditional metal dental fillings. They are strong, durable, and make for a very natural looking smile! Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths. Nowadays fillings are not only functional, but can be natural looking as well! Many people do not want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile because they are more conscious about the way they look.
The main advantage of a direct dental composite over traditional materials such as amalgam is improved aesthetics. Composites can be made in a wide range of tooth colors allowing near invisible restoration of teeth. Composites are glued into teeth and this strengthens the tooth’s structure.
Resin fillings are not adequate for large decays, in that situation, a crown, an inlay or an overlay should be considered (this depends on each specific case).
Silver amalgam mercury was the traditional material used for fillings for many years. Nowadays you can have Fillings that match your tooth color and avoid these metals in your mouth, making them not only functional, but natural looking as well!
The composite used in composite resin fillings bonds to further support the remaining tooth structure, which helps prevent breakage and damage to your tooth. They certainly look better, and are color blended to match your natural tooth color. These fillings are often used to improve the appearance of misshapened, chipped or discolored teeth.
They can last up to six years and the procedure usually takes just one visit to your dentist. There could be a little sensitivity to hot or cold substances often after the treatment.