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Composite Fillings in Aberdeen

Treatment / Composite Fillings

Treatments / Composite Fillings

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Composite Fillings

Choose Cove Dental and Implant Centre for expert care to rebuild compromised teeth. We use advanced techniques such as the Horizontal layering technique, Oblique layering technique, Separate dentine and enamel buildup, etc to create durable and comfortable fillings with precision and care. Schedule your appointment for high-quality treatment!

What are composite fillings?

Composite fillings are a tooth-coloured restorative material used to repair dental cavities. These are composed of a mixture of resin and glass or quartz particles. Composite white fillings offer a natural appearance, and durability, and attach securely to the tooth which makes them a popular choice for restoring both oral function and smile aesthetics.

How do composite fillings work?

Composite fillings work like dental glue which is bonded directly to your tooth. Tooth-coloured resin is applied layer by layer and cured with a special light to build a strong bond. This process strengthens your tooth, preventing future decay or damage effectively.

Why choose tooth-coloured restorations?

A tooth-coloured composite filling helps patients achieve a natural and fresh appearance which perfectly matches their natural teeth. They eliminate the unattractive look of traditional metal fillings and provide a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Additionally, these fillings are durable, resistant to staining, and attached directly to the tooth to promote strength and longevity. Tooth-coloured fillings offer not only a functional but also an attractive solution for addressing dental issues.

Composite fillings

Composite fillings also known as “tooth-coloured” or “white” fillings are composed of biocompatible resins with glass-like fillers to provide durable restorations. These are available in natural shades and offer an excellent alternative to traditional silver fillings. The bonding process seals and strengthens teeth which need less removal of tooth structure. While closely matching natural colour, composite fillings may need replacement over time and can be prone to staining.

Amalgam fillings

Amalgam fillings are ideal because of their strength and affordability. On the other hand, they are prone to discolouration and potential damage to healthy tooth structure. Mercury concerns exist, but it’s been safely used in fillings for years. Alternatively, you can choose cast gold fillings for a modern look but keep in mind they need more visits and are a bit expensive. Consult with our dentist for a detailed discussion of its advantages and risks.
Features
Composite fillings
Amalgam fillings
Colour
Tooth-coloured, blends accurately with natural teeth
Silver, noticeable, and can turn black over time
Strength
Attach directly to the tooth by reinforcing it
Strong and durable, but may cause fractures or breakage
Appearance
Natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing
Noticeable, may detract from the appearance of a smile
Removal
Require less removal of healthy tooth structure
Require more removal of healthy tooth structure
Durability
Durable and long-lasting
Durable but may need replacement over time
Allergies
Rarely cause allergies or sensitivity
May cause allergies or sensitivity in some patients
Safety
Free of mercury and other potentially harmful metals
Contains mercury, generally considered safe by dentists
Features
Composite fillings
Amalgam fillings

For composite fillings or any dental restoration, reach out to our dental clinic and book an appointment. Our skilled dental team provide top-notch care in a warm and supportive environment. Secure your appointment now