Composite Fillings Expert in Laguna Niguel

What is a composite filling? Composite fillings are a tooth colored filling. They are mix of resins and plastics. Composites Fillings were introduced in the 1960's, and since have been steadily improved upon. Durability, color choice, materials, and the over all look of the filling has been improved greatly. It is our goal to make your visit with us an extremely pleasant one and to give you a beautiful and healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Call Dr Pallos at (949) 495-6484, to find out learn more about our Composite Filling Procedure.


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.


The cost is moderate and depends on the size of the filling and the technique used by the dentist to place it in the prepared tooth. It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than what is required for an amalgam filling. Composite fillings require a cavity that can be kept clean and dry during filling and they are subject to stain and discoloration over time.