The Composition of a Dental FillingA dental filling is composed of BPA-free plastic and microscopic glass particles called composite. We don’t use amalgam, which was the most commonly used material in dentistry. With composite, we only have to remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth, instead of some of the healthy portion. Amalgam required removing portions of the healthy tooth in order for the substance to remain in place. This is really a testament to the constant advancements in dental technology.
Not only is composite dental filling utilized for cavity repair, but also for chips in teeth. Chips happen all the time for various reasons. Opting for a quick dental filling to cover the chip will help maintain the integrity of the tooth and keep the area from getting a cavity.