Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings

Although amalgam has a successful history, it has always detracted from white teeth and a beautiful smile. Composite fillings consist of a resin matrix and finely ground glass-like particles mixed to a paste consistency to produce a tooth-coloured restoration which can match your natural teeth perfectly.

Composite fillings have excellent durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate biting and chewing pressure.

When fillings become large (when one or more cusps require replacement) a porcelain onlay or crown may be recommended.

One of the benefits of placing Composite Fillings is less natural tooth structure is removed when preparing your tooth, this results in a smaller filling than if an amalgam filling were placed.

While white fillings can be a very successful replacement or alternative to amalgam they are much more technically demanding to place and require a meticulous attention to detail in order to produce an ideal long lasting result.

This also means each procedure takes slightly longer than placing an amalgam filling. As a guide we can often complete only one to two fillings in an hour appointment. Doing this faster is not better.


Composite Fillings At Sunshine Coast Smile Centre

At Sunshine Coast Smile Centre our resident dentists, Dr Jon Kerr, Dr Tony Caiafa and Dr Astrid Klatte have all undergone extensive training and are experts in placing beautiful composite resin restorations.

Our aim is to recreate the tooth surface to be as it was prior to the new filling. We aim to do this with all the ideal cusps, grooves, contours and relationships with adjacent and opposing teeth, in a colour which matches the surrounding tooth structure.

This procedure, like all dental procedures we perform, is done in-house at our Cotton Tree based practice which is located on the corner of The Esplanade & Second Avenue.

If you are interested in exploring this as an option please call Jess on 07 5443 2800 to discuss this further.