A white filling (composite resin) is a tooth-coloured plastic and glass mixture with excellent properties that is used to restore damaged parts of teeth.
Whether it is from dental decays, tooth fractures, lost old fillings or slow loss of tooth structures from general wear and tear, damaged teeth need to be restored for everday function.
White fillings are durable and bond directly to the tooth structures – which help to support the remaining tooth structure to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from extreme temperature changes.
Owing to these excellent properties (and the colour!), the white filling is the first choice for patients and dentists to restore damaged teeth