Tooth Colored Fillings
Thanks to advances in modern dental materials and techniques, we have more ways to create pleasing, natural-looking smiles. Dental researchers are continuing their decades-long work developing materials, such as ceramics and polymer compounds that look more like natural teeth. As a result, dentists and patients today have several choices when it comes to selecting materials to repair missing, worn, damaged or decayed teeth.
Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity and cost of dental restorations.The strength and durability of traditional dental materials continue to make them useful for situations, such as fillings in the back teeth where chewing forces are greatest.
Old, unsightly mercury fillings can now be replaced with natural looking filling materials such as resins and porcelain, that add strength and should last for many years.