TOOTH COLOUR FILLING MATERIAL ARE VIRTUALLY INVISIBLE , BLENDING IN WITH YOUR NATURAL TEETH WHICH ARE USED TO REPAIR CAVITIES & RESTORE A DECAYED TOOTH.
Tooth Coloured Fillings for front teeth
Tooth coloured fillings or composites are composed of plastic and fine glass particles, this makes them perfect for restoring chipped or decayed teeth at the front of the mouth. The benefits of these restorations are that they restore shine, texture and shape to front teeth and are unnoticable to those around you.
Tooth Coloured Fillings for back teeth
At the back of the mouth where amalgam/silver fillings are very noticable, tooth coloured fillings can make a dramatic difference to their appearance. Composites are suitable for small to medium size cavities, large cavities in back teeth are more suited to a tooth coloured inlay. Your dentist will advise you on what type of white filling is better suited to you.
What happens at my tooth coloured filling procedure?
Your dentist may anaesthetise (numb) the tooth and will remove all decay or existing amalgam fillings in readiness for placement of the tooth coloured restoration. The white filling material is bonded to the cavity and a blue light is shone onto the material to set it. After your tooth coloured filling has been placed, your dentist will then smooth and contour the filling to ensure you can bite together comfortably and your tooth looks natural.