Advantages of Composite/Bonded Restorations
The main advantage of a direct dental composite over traditional materials such as amalgam is improved aesthetics. Composites can be in a wide range of tooth colors. Composite fillings can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth.
Bonding to tooth structure:
Composite fillings chemically bond to tooth structure. This strengthens the tooth's structure and restores its original physical integrity.
Composite fillings can be used to repair chipped, broken or worn teeth which would not be repairable using amalgam fillings.
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Composite restorations are bonded to teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.