Tooth Coloured Fillings

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  • Category: Restorative Dentistry
  • Service: Tooth Coloured Fillings
  • Doctor: Dr. Pranali Zodpe

Dental fillings are used to fill the tooth cavity caused by infection or decay. If you want your dental filling to look natural and aesthetically pleasant, your choice would be tooth coloured fillings, also known as white fillings. This coloured dental filling mimics the natural look and shade of your teeth, making it indistinguishable to the naked eyes of the onlookers.

What is Tooth Coloured Fillings?

Made of either porcelain or composite resin, these fillings are advanced custom-designed dental restorations. It mimics the look of your original teeth and blends seamlessly with the colours and structure of the tooth. However, composite resin filling is more affordable than porcelain, making it a popular option for dental fillings. When placed properly, composite tooth coloured filling are hardly distinguishable and loo lie a natural tooth. The tooth coloured fillings cost depends on the size of cavity in the tooth and type of white filling used in the process of restoration.

What is Composite Resin Tooth Filling and Why Is It Good?

Composite fillings that are made of silica, powdered glass, ceramic particles and acrylic resin are considered as the best option for tooth coloured fillings. In comparison to porcelain fillings, tooth coloured fillings cost lesser. The composite filling is cost effective, long lasting and looks natural. After clearing the decay, your dentist will clean the tooth and chemically bond the composite filling into it. A very close shade of your natural teeth is selected to make it look aesthetically pleasing.

Why Patients Prefer Tooth Coloured Fillings?

Most patients now days prefer white fillings to amalgam or metal fillings due to the advantages that it has to offer. Here are the reasons-

  • White filling is a safer option for your mouth as it does not contain mercury
  • Coloured fillings are long lasting, durable and may last more than 10 years with proper care
  • It matches with the colour of the original teeth seamlessly
  • This is chemically bonded to the teeth that results in formation of much stronger teeth
  • It is aesthetically appealing as it seamlessly blends with other teeth
  • No discoloration is expected with this kind of filling

From reshaping your teeth, making them white, closing the gap between two teeth to straightening a tooth, these cosmetic dental restorations are very popular among patients nowadays. In order to get natural looking dental restorations, opt for the best and cost effective tooth colored fillings.

Frequently Asked Questions

First the dentist will deaden the area with an anesthetic. Once the entire area is numb, he gently scrapes away any bad enamel and uses a drill to get the rest. Then he cleans out the area to make sure it is free of bacteria.

A filling restores a hole in a tooth, or repairs a chipped tooth and returns it to its original shape. Dentists carry out the process and use non-toxic materials that bond to your teeth.

If you’re experiencing sensitivity or even pain while eating or drinking very hot or cold or sweet foods and drinks, then you may have the kind of tooth decay that requires a filling.

Today, several dental filling materials are available. Teeth can be filled with gold; porcelain; silver amalgam (which consists of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper); or tooth-colored, plastic, and materials called composite resin fillings.

Mercury Amalgam fillings are mostly made up of the metals tin, zinc, copper, and liquid mercury, which is used to bind the metal particles together forming the amalgam.

If you have a cavity, broken tooth, or a deteriorated filling, you must gat a tooth-coloured filling.

During your visit to dentist, your gums and teeth will be anaesthetised with a local anaesthetic near the site of the filling. Once the area is numb, the decayed or damaged portion of your teeth will be removed. A rubber sheet (known as a rubber dam) will be placed around the tooth to keep you protected during the treatment phase. The new Composite filling will then be placed, shaped and polished before the procedure is complete.