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Composite fillings are a mixture of powder glass and plastic resin, sometimes referred to as white or tooth colored fillings. Composit fillings are needed when you chip a tooth, have decay, or need to cover gingival recession at the gumline, our Torrance dental office can assist you with the proper restoration. All dental treatment results may differ between patients.

Advantages of Composit Filling are:

  • Tooth colored
  • Maximum amount of tooth preserved
  • Does not corrode
  • Resistance to further decay is moderate and easy to find

Disadvantages of Composit Filling are: 

  • May wear faster then dental enamel
  • Cost more then amalgam fillings
  • Could have temporary hot and cold sensitivity 

Composite  Fillings