Tooth coloured fillings, also known as composite fillings, are made of a resin material. This can be blended to match the natural shade of your teeth, and can be used to restore cracked or chipped teeth, improving their strength and appearance. Composite white fillings have now become a crucial part of dentistry among skilled practitioners.
Composite fillings bond directly to your tooth, unlike amalgams (silver fillings) that fill the space. This means that composite fillings can actually help to hold your tooth together, rather than amalgam fillings which can exert enough pressure to break the surrounding teeth over time. Improvements in this material mean they are now just as strong as amalgam fillings.
The life expectancy of a tooth coloured filling depends on where it sits in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite. At Brookwood Dental Studios we will discuss how these factors affect your case and look at your options before you make a decision.