Types of Fillings:Composite Resin

Types of Fillings:Composite Resin

Made of:
A mixture of plastic and fine glass particles.

Direct and indirect. Direct fillings are placed by your dentist using a bright blue light that hardens the soft material. For indirect fillings, your dentist prepares the tooth, takes an impression and a laboratory makes the filling. During a second visit, your dentist cements this filling into place.

Used for:
Small and large fillings, especially in front teeth or the visible parts of teeth; also for inlays

At least five years

More than amalgam, but less than gold