Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance when patients need small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural appearance.

Also, no dental filling lasts forever. Some studies show that composite fillings can be less durable and need to be replaced more often than metal fillings.

Generally, it takes longer for the dentist to place a white filling than it does for a metal filling. That’s because white fillings require the tooth has to be kept dry while the cavity is being filled. Tooth-colored fillings are now used more often than metal fillings, mostly because of their more esthetic appearance.

In a society focused on a whiter and brighter smile, majority of the people prefer white fillings that blend with the natural color of their teeth.

Dr Mechev believes, the best dental filling is no dental filling. Prevention is the best medicine. You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities by simply by brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, eating a balanced diet, visiting us regularly.