What are composite fillings?

At Bay Dental, we can invisibly repair and protect damaged teeth or replace unattractive metallic fillings with fillings that mimic the look, feel and function of natural teeth.

We offer tooth-colored composite resins that are both safe, predictable and aesthetic. These fillings will match the shade of your teeth making it nearly impossible to detect.

The most important feature, for many people, is that they look and react more like natural teeth.

Dental fillings can be divided into two broad types: direct restorations and indirect restorations.

Direct restorations: This technique involves placing a soft or malleable filling into the prepared tooth and building up the tooth before the material sets hard. The advantage of direct restorations is that they usually set quickly and can be placed in a single procedure.

Indirect restorations: In this technique the restoration is fabricated outside of the mouth using the dental impressions of the prepared tooth. Common indirect restorations include inlays and onlays, crowns, bridges, and veneers.

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