Composite or Tooth-Colored Fillings
Advancements in dentistry have paved the way for the emergence of restorative materials that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also strong and durable. Thus dentists can repair the teeth using fillings, especially on the affected part of the teeth due to tooth decay or dental injuries.
Composite fillings are also known as tooth-colored fillings or white fillings. It comprises a combination of finely ground, glass-like filler materials and biocompatible resins. Composite fillings are more aesthetically pleasing compared to traditional silver fillings. Its tooth-colored characteristics make it look similar to your teeth’s natural shade. It is often used to replace a missing tooth structure due to decay or injury. It can also change the shape, size, and color to repair dental defects and close the excessive gaps between the teeth.
Dentists currently use composite fillings by integrating the highest-quality resin materials so that the teeth can withstand the excessive pressure due to the biting force. At the same time, your teeth can also become attractive, natural-looking, and produce long-lasting results. The composite fillings are applied to the underlying tooth structure with the help of a bonding process. It also seals and further strengthens the tooth. Once the composite restoration is set, the dentist will refine its shape and then polish it to give an attractive and brighter look. It prevents the tooth from staining and premature wear. Apart from the natural tooth color, composite fillings also do not need the removal of tooth structure for placement. However, you may require replacement down the road since the composite restorations are more prone to wear.