As a cosmetic and restorative dentist, Dr. Stewart understands the importance of natural looking dental work. That is why instead of placing metal dental fillings, he prefers bonded composite resin fillings. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material that consists of a mixture of plastic and glass. Not only does it shape to the tooth better than a metal filling, the seal it creates reinforces the strength of the tooth. Other benefits include:
- It blends with surrounding dentition.
- It insulates against hot and cold.
- If the composite wears down it can be easily repaired.
- It does not contain mercury, a hazardous metal found in dental amalgam.