Tooth colored fillings, also called white fillings, are dental fillings that restore and mimic the natural appearance of tooth structure. In addition to restoring teeth that have fractured or decayed, tooth colored fillings may also be used cosmetically to change the size, color and shape of teeth. This quality is particularly useful in closing gaps between teeth repairing chipped teeth and making teeth appear to be more straight or even.
In the past, the only options available to patients with cavities were unsightly silver fillings that tended to darken with age. These composite fillings are matched to the natural color of your teeth, and directly bonded to the surface of your tooth in order to prevent further decay.
The composite material used to fill cavities is extremely natural-looking and blends in well with natural enamel. They are made of a very durable tooth colored composite resin and the material is hardened by a light curing process. The filling material can be customized to match your tooth shade for a result that provides subtle tooth improvement. Many of our patients who replace old metal fillings with white ones are very happy with their new smile appearance.
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