Tooth-coloured fillings can restore a chipped, broken, or discoloured tooth to its natural beauty with the right colour match. In some cases, bonded fillings can widen a tooth to close spaces between teeth or reshape a tooth. A composite resin filling can look natural and is a relatively inexpensive Cosmetic Dentistry restoration material.
In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth after your dentist removed decay. With advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are made from a composite resin that looks natural and can be sculpted to match your existing tooth structure. Tooth-colored fillings give your smile a younger, brighter appearance. You may even elect to remove your old silver fillings in favor of new, undetectable tooth-colored fillings.