Tooth coloured fillings are used to repair and restore the tooth structure lost with cavities, fractures and/or wear.
They are also called plastic or composite fillings and contrary to the old silver fillings, their hardening process is completed under LED light before you leave the office.
We have resin free plastic fillings that use the latest Nano-ORMOCER technology which is basically completely made up of ceramics that are highly biocompatible, non-allergenic and shall we say holistic friendly!
Although white fillings sare not as strong as metallic fillings, they are glued to the teeth and reduce chances of cracks and fractures from happening by strengthening the remaining tooth structure.
These plastic fillings come in different shades of white and can very accurately match the natural color of your tooth. Just like your natural teeth, fillings can get decay under or around them and/or break down or wear down over time and need to be replaced. Plastic fillings, when done properly and when optimum oral health is maintained, can last upto 10-15 years before needing a replacement.