Composite resin dental fillings were created as an alternative to traditional metal dental fillings known as amalgams or mercury fillings. Composite resin fillings are strong, durable, and result in a very natural looking smile.
The composite resin actually bonds to the enamel or dentin to further support the remaining tooth structure. Teeth will certainly look better, and are color blended to match your natural tooth color. These fillings are often used to improve the appearance of misshapen, chipped or discolored teeth. There is very little sensitivity to hot or cold items often experienced with amalgam fillings. The dentist won’t need to drill as much of the tooth structure as with amalgam fillings.