Tooth Colored Fillings Treatment
Tooth-Colored Fillings were first devised in the 1960s from a composite material made up of plastic resins and zirconia/silica, but advances in technology since then have enhanced their durability. Although they were produced initially for cosmetic purposes, and used most commonly in the front teeth, they are used increasingly in the back molars that require more strength.
Nowadays the Tooth-Colored Fillings used on front teeth are more polished, while the fillings used on back teeth are made with a stronger material.
Tooth-Colored Fillings, unlike silver fillings, are bonded onto your teeth. Tooth-Colored Fillings are best for small cavity restorations and perfect for stained or irregular front teeth. Properly cared-for Tooth-Colored Fillings on front teeth can last a lifetime, but on back teeth they normally last between 7 and 10 years.
If you already have silver fillings but wish that they would look more natural, you can replace them with Tooth-Colored Fillings. Tooth-Colored Fillings, unlike silver fillings, allow you to eat as soon as the anesthesia wears off and improve the appearance of a decayed or previously filled tooth.