Aesthetics alongside function
A white alternative to traditional “silver” amalgam fillings. While functionally they are very similar, a composite filling can provide benefits such as
- Discrete and natural looking restorations
- Better Aesthetics
- Able to bond to the tooth’s surface creating a better filled surface
Composites are not just a private option, they available on the NHS on the first 5 teeth. Molar teeth that require fillings on NHS would be an Amalgam filling.
Amalgam fillings are a silver filling material made from mercury (ADD) which offer the patient a long lasting, strong filling option. While they don’t look as aesthetically pleasing and the composite alternative, the functionality is undeniable.
- Strong and long lasting
- Quicker to place than composite