If you’ve experienced tooth decay, you need to have your tooth cleared of infection and decayed tooth material and the resulting cavity filled. Composite filling material is a mixture of high-grade plastic along with glass ionomers – forged together to make a very strong, esthetically superior, long-lasting filling material. Composite filling material actually bonds to the natural tooth structure rather than just being “filled” in the void a cavity creates.
Not only can cavities can be filled using this natural looking composite material, gaps in teeth can be closed and teeth that are broken, chipped or stained can be corrected using bonding techniques. Also, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your old amalgam “silver” fillings, replacing with composite is an excellent solution. And if you still have any old “silver” fillings, this hard, inflexible material can easily break apart and fracture your remaining natural tooth causing serious damage. Composite filling material is a beneficial and safe alternative to old, outdated “silver” amalgam fillings.