Advantages of Composite Fillings
The resin composite filling was only used in the front teeth when it first appeared because it was not durable enough to be used in the back where intense grinding, chewing and wear of the teeth occurred. Technology has improved substantially and now composite fillings are able to uphold in the posterior teeth. Apex Dental only uses composite instead of amalgam (silver fillings) to create the most natural appearance. Unlike the silver filling which just fills the hole to protect the tooth from further damage, can get weak and brittle, and can crack or leak, the composite filling is bonded to the walls of the tooth therefore making it nearly impossible to penetrate. The filling bonds to the tooth and is sealed after to maintain color.