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A composite (white) filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.

What are the advantages of composite fillings?

Aesthetics are the main advantage of composites, since dentists can blend shades to create a color nearly identical to that of the actual tooth. Composites bond to the tooth to support and strengthen the remaining tooth structure, which helps to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes. Be sure to discuss your requirements with your dentist. Composite fillings need more time than amalgams and the dentist needs to know in advance if a composite filling is required.

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