Teeth Colored fillings

In the past, teeth were filled with a mixture—or amalgam—of different metals. Today that is changing as more natural-looking and metal-free fillings are becoming the preferred approach.

Using more tooth-like materials (composite resins and porcelains) that are both safe and predictable, modern dentistry delivers you a more cosmetic treatment. The most important feature, for many people, is that they look and react more like natural teeth.

Why choose tooth colored fillings over silver amalgam fillings?

Patients are choosing tooth-colored fillings to replace old silver fillings. Silver amalgam fillings are partly composed of mercury and more dentists are beginning to doubt its safety. The dental community is researching whether mercury can be toxic as the filling lives in the mouth environment.
The advantages are numerous, such as:

  • Virtually invisible
  • Mercury-free
  • Bonds to the tooth

What are tooth colored fillings made of?

Normally they are made of composite resin. In case the tooth has to be restored by an inlay or onlay, metal free ceramics are used to get the natural color and brilliance.