by Zahnarzt_Pasing – Released February 26, 2017 – Updated March 8, 2018
Composite fillings are a good alternative to amalgam and simple plastic. (© Sandor Kacso – Fotolia.de)
The perfect filling
Composite fillings are a mixture of 80% ceramic powder and 20% plastic. The ceramic used for the fillings provides stability and shine. The plastic holds it together.
The advantages of composites
Composite fillings last much longer than simple plastic fillings and wear less quickly. They are firmly bonded to the tooth and are therefore safer. Composite fillings can be chosen in exactly the same shade as your own teeth.
Costs of composite dental fillings
The statutory health insurances only pay for simple plastic fillings. Composite fillings usually require an additional payment. We can clarify this directly on site.
Alternatives to composites
Simple plastic fillings do not last long, discolour and form marginal gaps.
Simple plastic fillings last only a few years. They discolour darkly over time and can form marginal gaps into which bacteria can penetrate. This can lead to marginal caries.
Amalgam Amalgam is another dental filling alternative. It is a very dark filling. Many patients therefore reject it. In addition, some people classify the filling as harmful to health.
The treatment of composite fillings
Curing of a composite filling with a special light.
The tooth composites are inserted into the tooth as a paste and then shaped. The filling is then hardened with a special light.
The composite is firmly bonded to the tooth so that no marginal gaps are formed. Composites are the best alternative in most cases. They last longer and look better and more natural.
Durability of composite fillings
Composite fillings last longer than simple plastic fillings.
Composite fillings usually last 8 years and longer. This is a great advantage compared to the durability of simple plastic fillings (3-4 years).
Although amalgam fillings can last longer (8-10 years), they are optically very dark and pose a health risk. Ceramic inlays are a longer lasting and aesthetic alternative to composites.
We will be happy to advise you which type of filling is best for you.
You can ask us for detailed advice on all options for filling your teeth.
Tooth fillings and alternatives to amalgam
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