Tooth-colored restorations are dental fillings made with a chemically bonded material that is matched to your tooth color. This makes them invisible as they blend in with your other teeth. These fillings are up to 95 percent stronger than natural cavity-free teeth.
This technology replaces the silver amalgam fillings that are unsightly and less strong. Composite fillings were first used in the 1960s and have improved considerably over time to become durable and stable.
Major benefits of tooth-colored restorations
- They bond to the remaining tooth structure, which means they require less drilling of the tooth.
- They have a natural appearance and are unlikely to be noticed by others.
- There is a little chance that the tooth will crack.
- They are more durable than silver fillings.
- They can be applied to your tooth in a single visit.