Composite fillings, also known as white fillings, are more than just aesthetically better matched to the tooth, they have the distinct advantages over metal fillings as they are environmentally non toxic, as no mercury is used. Composite Fillings are bonded directly to the surface of the tooth thus protecting the tooth from fracturing as they do not require the removal of healthy tooth structure, as with mercury fillings. Depending on the size, the avarage staring price for a composite filling is from 35 Euros up to 70 Euros.
Why a composite resin filling?
A composite resin filling treatment is slightly more complicated than amalgam fillings and requires more time in the dental chair. However composite resin fillings not only offer the best option aesthetically for natural looking teeth it also protects the tooth from fracturing as no removal of healthy tooth structure is needed.
What are composite fillings?
Composite Fillings, aslo called as White Fillings, bond directly to the surface of the tooth and protect the tooth from fracturing as they do not require the removal of healthy tooth structure as mercury fillings do.
In other words, a dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and shape of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from decay or external trauma. It is also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the aesthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material.