Composite fillings, or commonly known as white fillings, have been used extensively to restore decayed teeth. They are also used for cosmetic improvements by changing the colour or shape of a tooth. This material bonds to the tooth structure, thus creating a functional and aesthetic solution for the patient.
However when the defect or the cavity is large, a more advanced restorative option (onlays and crowns) may be indicated to protect the remaining tooth structure from fractures.
A tooth can be lost due to infection, trauma, or severely damaged remaining structure. Most of the times, it is important to replace a lost tooth as soon as possible to avoid drifting of the adjacent and