What Are Composite Fillings?

If you have a cavity, your dentist in Manhattan and Riverdale, NY may recommend a composite filling. These fillings are considered to be more aesthetically appealing than metal fillings, because they blend in more with your natural teeth. Watch this video to learn more about the benefits of composite fillings.

Composite fillings are white, so they aren’t obvious like metal fillings. In some cases, your dentist can replace old metal fillings with composite ones for cosmetic reasons. Although composite fillings work for many patients, your dentist will let you know if you are a good candidate for them, depending on the size of the cavity. For a large cavity, another treatment may be more appropriate, such as a crown.