Tooth colored fillings are made of composite resin that is used to fill cavities just like silver amalgam fillings. In addition, because tooth colored fillings are matched to the color of your own teeth, they are virtually undetectable. Because of the advance of new materials and technologies, tooth-colored fillings have become just as strong as silver fillings. That, in combination with the possible dangers associated with silver amalgam fillings, more and more people choose to have their cavities filled with tooth colored bonded composite fillings.
When our doctors finish removing the decay and weak tooth structure, a tooth conditioner is used to remove any organic residue. Then, an appropriate amount of tooth colored resin is bonded to the tooth. The resin is then carefully sculpted to recreate the anatomy of a natural tooth. Once the resin is hardened with a special light, the bite is checked, and the filling is polished.