What are fillings and when are they used?
We use composites. The term comes from the word compositus – put together. These are not plastics in the classical sense, but consist of 80% tiny ceramic, glass and quartz particles, while the actual plastic content is only about 20%.
What do these composites promise?
We can adjust the color and shape so that the tooth is restored to its original optical condition. In addition, this material ensures particular stability. Composite is characterized by a particularly high abrasion resistance, which means that the material shows particularly low wear over time. The innovative nanocluster technology produces an overall smoother surface during wear and ensures long-term gloss retention.
How do composite fillings last?
No additional ablation of the tooth is required to create a retentive shape.
Composite no longer holds via classic macromechanical retention but via a dentin-adhesive bond. It requires special conditioning and drying of the tooth.
When is composite no longer sufficient?
However, if a very large area needs to be replaced, or if it is a particularly functionally important or heavily loaded area, it may be necessary to restore the tooth with a partial crown or crown.
How long "does" composite last?
However, a recurrence of marginal caries, or fracture due to mechanical overload, may necessitate premature replacement.