Composite or white or tooth coloured filling.
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin fillings, are a type of dental filling that is designed to blend in with the natural color of your teeth. They are made of a mixture of plastic and glass materials, and can be matched to the color of your existing teeth, making them a popular choice for cosmetic dental procedures.
Tooth-colored fillings are used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay or injury, as well as to replace old metal fillings that are no longer effective or that detract from the appearance of your smile. Unlike traditional metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings bond directly to the tooth, providing a strong, durable, and long-lasting solution.
The procedure for placing tooth-colored fillings typically involves removing the damaged or decayed portion of the tooth, preparing the tooth surface, and then applying the composite resin material in layers. Each layer is cured with a special light, and once the filling is complete, it is shaped and polished to match the natural contours of your teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings offer several advantages over traditional metal fillings, including a more natural appearance, improved durability, and reduced sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. They also require less removal of healthy tooth structure, making them a more conservative treatment option.