Tooth-colored fillings are Dental restorations and are an innovative new version of the old, metal fillings. They are designed to be discreet and natural in appearance as they blend well with the teeth and look more natural.
They are also known as Composite Fillings as they are made of a composite resin material that can chemically bond to the teeth and they can be utilized to fill and close off a cavity after the decayed part of the tooth has been removed and also to help repair chipped or broken teeth.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF TOOTH-COLOURED DENTAL FILLINGS?
When it comes to choosing the right type of dental filling for a cavity, patients now have several options. Currently, most people opt for tooth-colored fillings for a more discreet result. A dentist can help patients make the most appropriate selection based on age, dental history, and the location of the affected tooth.
- Porcelain or ceramic
- Resin composite which is a combination of porcelain and plastic
- Glass ionomer which is a combination of acrylic and glass, infused with fluoride
A popular choice among dentists and patients, Composite Fillings can be easily accommodated to match the natural shade of the patient’s teeth.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF TOOTH-COLOURED FILLINGS?
- Quick Treatment
- Aesthetically Appealing
- Long Lasting
- Leaves More Healthy Tooth Structure Intact
HOW LONG DO COMPOSITE FILLINGS LAST?
Composite fillings can last around 10 years if the fillings are well taken care of. However, someone at very high risk for cavities may not get that many years out of a composite filling. Porcelain fillings, which can also be tinted for a near-natural finish can last between 10 and 15 years in a healthy adult.
We at THE DENTIST, have wide experience in treating tooth decay and cavities and can offer expert guidance in helping patients make an appropriate choice according to the condition, placement, and amount of decay!