What colour is a tooth filling?

Fillings, white fillings.. what colour is a tooth fillingA lay term used for the restoring of lost tooth structure by using materials such as metal, alloy, or porcelain.?

Historically, patients did not have much colour choice when it came to get fillings, as the only available option was silver amalgamSingle surface silver filling. fillings. However, over the last few decades a new type of white compositeSingle surface composite filling (white or tooth colored) performed on a tooth in the front of the mouth. filling has become more popular and offers more variety for patients.

Composite fillings are tooth coloured and have grown in popularity as they blend in closely with the natural colour of your teeth and your enamelHard calcified tissue covering dentin of the crown of tooth.. People who are self-conscious about their fillings and in particular, how they might look when they smile or talk, often request white fillings. Composite fillings tend to be more expensive than silver fillings.

Amalgam fillings are still an option and are exceptionally solid and can last for a very long time if properly cared for. Whilst they are silver and consequently more noticeable dentists often recommend using them for molars, or teeth that are less visible due to their ability to handle excessive pressure that can arise from chewing.

If you have any further questions about your fillings, such as which colour is better for your teeth or which would be better in certain locations in your mouth, please speak to your local clinic and a professional will be able to book a consultation.

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