At Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph, we have always offered our patients the very latest in pediatric dental procedures and techniques in treating tooth decay. This is why we only offer our patients composite filings. Composite fillings are made from a silicon dioxide-filled, tooth-colored plastic mixture. Composite resins can restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state. Composite resins or white fillings represent several advantages over traditional silver, or amalgam, fillings.
Because composite resins are not made of metal, we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth. This makes fillings invisible to the naked eye. Another advantage of composite fillings is that the tooth/composite bond actually supports the remaining tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes. Medium and small composites can last seven to ten years – just as long as the older amalgam type fillings. Best of all, composite resins allow us to keep more natural tooth structure intact than amalgams.