When Might You Prefer Composite Fillings?
Composite fillings are tooth-coloured fillings which are used more often than amalgam now. They have cosmetic benefits as the filling matches the color of the tooth enamel.
- People may choose composite fillings on teeth which are more likely to be visible when smiling.
- A composite filling can take longer as the tooth needs to be kept clean and dry during the filling.
- Composite resin fillings are more expensive then amalgam fillings, but they are non-toxic.
“Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing.”
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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)
I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.
Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.
Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.
Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.
Special interest in Orthodontics.
Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.
I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.
Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).
I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.