A composite filling (white filling) is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
Some people still elect to use amalgam fillings because it is less expensive at some offices. Utah Smile Clinic offers the same low price for composite fillings so we don’t even offer amalgam fillings! We want all of our patients to look and feel great about themselves and about their experience at our office. We use only the best materials while offering the best prices for all of our patients.
Composite Filling vs Amalgam Fillings
How is a composite placed?
Following preparation, the composite is placed in layers, typically using a light specialized to harden each layer. When the process is finished, Dr Roberts will shape the composite to fit the tooth and polish composite to prevent staining and early wear.
What are the advantages of composites?
Aesthetics are the main advantage of composites since Dr Roberts can blend shades to create a color nearly identical to that of the actual tooth. Composites bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes.