Tooth coloured fillings are matched to your tooth colour to give you the best possible outcome and can be an alternative to amalgam fillings. They are suitable for repairing the front and the back teeth.
After preparing your tooth, your dentist will place layers of the composite filling into the area to be repaired. Each layer of the composite material is hardened by exposure to a special light.
Some of the advantages of tooth coloured, or composite fillings are:
- The appearance matched to your natural tooth colour.
- These fillings can fit into very small areas, so less drilling is needed in preparation for the fillings.
- These fillings can help insulate the tooth from major temperature changes.