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What is the definition or description of: composite filling?

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Dr. Shahin Mahallati
Specializes in Dentistry
White filling: Composite filling is a general term for tooth colored fillings. These fillings are chemically bonded to the tooth surface and therefore have a higher tensile strenght. Sometimes they are also called "bonding". They can be used to restore a cavity, or as a cosmetic procedure to close spaces between teeth.
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Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 53 years experience
Resin fillings: Composite filling refers to tooth colored filling materials, they are bonded to your teeth. They are made of resin ( plastic ).
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Tooth Colored: Composites fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler that are bonded to teeth to either restore decayed, worn or broken tooth structure or added to teeth to close spaces or change their contours. They are used on either front or back teeth. They are bonded to teeth, look better, are often stronger and need less drilling than amalgam (silver) fillings.
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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 48 years experience
Composite filling: A composite filling refers to a resin or plastic filling. These are tooth colored materials that are normally bonded or adhered to tooth structures. They may be used in anterior or posterior teeth to fill the void left by dental caries or a fracture due to trama. They may be an alternative to silver amalgam filling that contain mercury.
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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 53 years experience
Composite filling: A composite filling is a white filling material used to restore a tooth. It is a putty-like material that is hardened by shining a light on it.
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What is the definition or description of: filling?

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Dr. Jeff Malyon
Dentistry 39 years experience
Material to fill: Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned out) by a dentist.
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