Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam. Composites can also be "bonded" or adhesively held in a cavity, often allowing the dentist to make a more conservative repair to the tooth.
There are a variety of composites on the market. Dr. Nikolovski uses dental composite materials in the office that show to be biocompatible with most people. (Through results of many bio-compatibility tests reviewed.) The office offers biocompatibility testing of materials through biofeedback and/or blood serum testing. Dr. Nikolovski’s office follows mercury free and mercury safe practices.