White Composite Fillings

A filling replaces a part of the tooth that has been lost because of decay or because the tooth has broken. One option in restoring the tooth is to have a composite filling, commonly referred to as a white filling. This offers a great functional and aesthetic result and it is the recommended filling choice at Mildura Family Dental. 

Composite fillings are available in a variety of shades and your dentist will choose a colour to match your natural tooth. This type of filling bonds directly to the tooth and does not require enlargement of the cavity unlike amalgam fillings. Because of the strong bond, composite filling also helps to support the surrounding tooth structure.

Composites can be used for a variety of cosmetic dental procedures such as:

  • Repairing chipped or broken teeth

  • Closing gaps between your teeth

  • Reshaping your teeth

Composite bonding is not ideal for all restorations of the back teeth in case if you have a large cavity, a large portion of tooth missing or a very heavy bite. Bonding may not have enough strength and this can lead to fracture of the filling or the tooth. In that case the alternative of a crown may need to be considered as a better long term option.