Fillings are used to treat cavities. After the cavity is removed, a composite (tooth-colored) filling is placed to restore the tooth structure. With the introduction of a BPA/BiS-GMA free composite, we can restore the appearance of teeth in a highly biocompatible way, all while maintaining as much natural tooth structure as possible.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings provide the most natural and inconspicuous appearance for restoring the natural beauty of your dentition. Because composites are bonded to the tooth, we often find a better seal to prevent harmful bacteria from leaking into the filling. The most obvious benefit is that composite fillings are free from metals.
Why Fillings Are Important for Your Health
Composite fillings also help in maintaining as much healthy tooth structure as possible. Due to their conservative nature, they are used to correct cavities and chips, all while relying on your natural tooth for overall strength.