Tooth Colored Fillings

Advances in modern dental materials and techniques offer dentists and patients several choices of materials used to repair missing, worn, damaged or decayed teeth. Tooth-colored or composite fillings are a mixture of acrylic resin and finely ground glass like particles that produce a tooth-colored restoration.

They provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid-size restorations with moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when a dentist prepares the tooth resulting in a smaller filling. Composites are “bonded” or adhesively held in a cavity. If chewing loads is high, composite fillings are moderately resistant to wear and are subject to stain and discoloration over time.

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