Composite Fillings - White Fillings

Fields of Application?

Composite fillings can be applied for all sorts of cavity, abrasion and fracture problems that occur in front and back teeth.

 

Advantages

Composite fillings are aesthetic because they have the same color as natural teeth.

Composite fillings are durable and resistant.

Unlike metal fillings, composite fillings do not contain toxic materials such as mercury.

Due to its ability to adhere to the tooth surface, there is no need to remove the healthy tooth tissue, unlike dental metal fillings.

Their hardening is provided by a special source of light during treatment.

 

Disadvantages

The rate of success is quite low in cases where cavities are deep below the gums and therefore cannot be isolated from saliva and blood.

They are prone to contraction to a very little extent while hardening under light.

Their application requires more precision and takes more time compared to metal fillings.

 

Duration of Treatment

Depending on the size of the filling, each filling takes about 30 min – 1 h in a session (2-3 fillings can be made during same session).

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Stages of Application

First, the decayed tissue is removed under local anaesthesia.

Bonding agents are applied on the tooth surface and left to harden under a special source of light.

The best filling material concerning the color of the tooth is selected and hardened in small portions under light.

It is shaped to match the natural teeth appearance as much as possible and the excess material is removed.

Finally, the teeth are polished.

 

Technologies used

Matrix systems: Using a correct matrix is of great importance in order to avoid accumulation of food residues between teeth and to provide comfort in cleaning. We use 6 different brands and systems according to the cases we treat in our clinic.

Bonding agents: To help the fillings bond well to the tooth surface, we prefer bonding materials that contain antiseptic agents to prevent sensitivity after the filling procedure.

Filling materials:  We prefer highly polishable and aesthetic composite materials with different color options for the front teeth and highly durable composite materials with the lowest contraction ratios for the back teeth.

Curing Light devices: Contraction is one of the disadvantages of composites. Therefore, in order to minimize contraction, it is necessary to use led devices that slowly and gradually increase the light level.

Polishing systems: We offer fillings that can preserve their brightness and color for long years by using various disc, plastics and chemical agent brands.