Frequently Asked Questions
Tooth coloured fillings, also known as composite fillings, are a type of dental filling made from a mixture of resin and glass particles. They are used to restore teeth that have been damaged by cavities or other types of dental decay.
The main benefit of tooth coloured fillings is that they blend in seamlessly with the natural colour of your teeth, making them virtually invisible. Additionally, composite fillings bond directly to your tooth, which can help strengthen it and prevent further decay.
Tooth coloured fillings are placed in a similar way to traditional silver fillings. Your dentist will numb the area around the tooth and remove any decayed material. They will then apply the composite resin in layers and use a special light to harden each layer. Once the filling is in place, your dentist will shape and polish it to match the natural contours of your tooth.
Tooth coloured fillings can last anywhere from five to fifteen years, depending on factors such as the size and location of the filling, your oral hygiene habits, and the amount of wear and tear on the filling.
Tooth coloured fillings are not as strong as traditional silver fillings, but they are still very durable and can withstand normal chewing and biting forces. Additionally, composite fillings bond directly to your tooth, which can help strengthen it and prevent further decay.
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