Composite Fillings

Composite fillings, often called white fillings, are made of a plastic resin and fine glass particles that are applied to the tooth surface in thin layers. Like dental bonding, composite fillings can be completed in a single appointment often without the need for anaesthetic.

Our dentist matches the colour of composites to neighbouring teeth for a more natural appearance, making the filling indistinguishable from natural teeth. They are placed precisely, hardened with a special light and then shaped and polished, restoring your tooth’s form and function.

Composite resin fillings often are made smaller than amalgam fillings and require less tooth preparation, thereby saving more natural tooth structure.

Composite fillings are used to restore strength and appearance. They are also less sensitive to hot and cold temperature changes in the mouth; therefore there is less chance that the tooth will fracture because of the filling.

Like dental bonding, composite fillings can be completed in a single appointment often without the need for anaesthetic.