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Composite (Tooth Colour) Fillings

Tooth restorations or fillings are very important to help restore tooth back from decaying and also prevents further decay. There are various types of tooth filling material available in the market with various properties. Visit our online site or live in the clinic for a detail examination and discussion on the best tooth material for your tooth.

Trend calls for tooth-colored fillings and we at Bluetooth Dental Studio believe in recent trends. Composite fillings are the most widely used restorative material today. Though it is highly recommended for its cosmetic satisfaction, it is more expensive compared to the other teeth filling materials. A composite restorative material is made of powdered glass and acrylic resin so are called as synthetic resins. It is also used as an adhesive for bonding orthodontic brackets and bands onto the tooth surface.


Composite resins are being used since late 1960. The composite is used in our clinic is a hybrid form of a composite with modified properties according to patient’s needs which is in practice from 2000 and are being used in cavities and fractures too.

Properties of the composite as a better restorative material are -

  • Recent modifications with composite resin are mainly their durability and resistance to fracture due to their nano-filled structure.
  • The most important feature of composite filling is that they are the tooth colored and are very aesthetic in nature. Come in various shades to match the rest of the tooth which make it difficult to differentiate the restored tooth from a normal tooth.
  • Before Composite fillings were more effective for small cavities as compared to silver amalgam fillings but from 1990s composite fillings are being used in the posterior tooth as well and a very good response have been received from the patients.
  • A hybrid composite resin releases fluoride into the carious surface, fluoride, on the other hand, has a protective mechanism and forms a complex with the tooth known as fluorapatite and contribute in re-mineralization of the tooth and prevents furth decay.
  • No metal corrosion is seen as compared with the silver amalgam fillings.
  • It is available in variable consistency according to the surface of the tooth cavity.


In some cases, patients are given local anesthesia to numb the area and to control the sensitization during removal of caries. Our professional dentist will then remove the decayed portion and will make the appropriate shape and space for the filling. The prepared surface is then etched with an etching gel, rinsed and dried with an air spray and cotton, before placing the bonding agent. The bonding agent is placed in layers after self-curing the material for 15-20 seconds for properly setting the material. This might take a while but a good curing will make a good bonding between the tooth surface and the agent. Lastly, our dentist will confirm the bite and will polish the surface to make it look shiny like the rest of the tooth.

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