Composite Resin Fillings
Composite resin fillings are the most common alternative to dental amalgam. They are sometimes called “tooth-colored” or “white” fillings because of their color. The color (shade) of composite resins can be customized to closely match surrounding teeth. Composite resin fillings are often light cured by a “blue-light” in layers to build up the final restoration.
Advantages of composite resin fillings include:
- Blend in with surrounding teeth
- High strength
- Require minimal removal of healthy tooth structure for placement