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Composite Filling- Advantages vs Disadvantages

Composite Filling- Advantages vs Disadvantages

There are different materials that are used with dental fillings and the determination of the best suitable material for the patient is detected and applied. For more information, you can always contact Ck Health Turkey staff for the best suitable filling for you! A composite filling is popularly referred to as “white filler”, “ray filler”, “laser filler” due to the use of blue light filler for white colour and hardening, consisting of a plastic mixture with silicon dioxide particles. It is aesthetically compatible and can be used in both front and rear teeth in terms of durability. Although two visits to your doctor are usually completed at once. Amalgam is a more expensive method than fillings. However, it offers a suitable conditional aesthetic solution in cases such as broken, colored, intermittent teeth.

Material: It is a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles.

Types: Direct and indirect. Direct fillings are hardened using blue (halogen or LED) light that hardens soft material. In indirected fillings, the dentist prepares the tooth and takes its measure. Restorations made with this technique are called inlay or onlay fillings, they can be made of porcelain or composite. Today, the filling prepared outside is placed in the tooth cavity by measuring through an optical camera or traditional method.

Use: Especially in small and large fillings on the front teeth and on the visible sides of the teeth.

Endurance: At least five years

Cost: More than amalgam, less gold.

Advantages of Composite Filling

  • The colour of the fillings fits the tooth.
  • The filling is completed at once. Inlay (onleys) required two visits (can be completed at a time by Cad/Cam method)
  • Composite fillings are directly intended with the tooth. This makes the female more robust than it would be with an amalgam filling.
  • Composite fillings require the removal of less tooth tissue from an amalgam filling. This is because the dentist needs fewer places to seat the filling. The merger process keeps the composite filler in place.
  • Indirection of the fillings is more robust because they are hardened outside or a material such as ceramics is used.


  • Amalgam Fillers are cheaper compared to Composite Fillers.
  • Although composite fillings are stronger, it is not known exactly how durable they are under the force of chewing in very large cavities.
  • The composite has a shrinkage rate called polymerization shrinkage where it is located. This can cause leakage in the future, where the tooth is not in full contact with the filling, which can cause decay. Shrinkage decreases when the dentist settles this type of filling in thin layers.
  • Your dentist will take more time to place these fillings. This is because the filling is settled in layers. Increased time and labour make treatment more expensive.
  • Indirect fillings are completed at least two times if they are made in the traditional size and not through Cad/Cam and computer. The dentist takes the mould of the tooth on the first visit and places the filling on the second visit.

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