Tooth-colored fillings are used for a variety of dental restorations, such as filling cavities, reshaping chipped teeth, reducing gaps between the teeth, treating cracked teeth, etc. They are made either from composite resin or dental-grade ceramic or porcelain material. Their simple nature makes them the most sought-after treatment option for restoring decayed teeth.
What are the advantages of fillings?
- Fillings offer excellent sealing properties. When placed in the cavity, they prevent reinfection by entirely covering it and keeping the microbes from entering the cavity.
- Fillings offer excellent durability. Over several years of use, their rate of wear will still be negligible.
- The procedure involved in bonding fillings is quite a simple one. It can be completed in a single visit to the dentist’s practice.
- The dentist need not remove any natural tissues from the tooth during the preparation phase, such as in the case of crowns and veneers.
- Fillings can be customized to mimic the exact appearance of the natural teeth. Their color, texture, and transparency are some of the customizable factors.