Tooth color fillings
Different materials have been used to "fill" cavities in
teeth. There are two commonly used materials for filling teeth today, silver amalgam
and composite resin. While silver fillings have been the standard material of choice
for many years,they can look unsightly and do have some potential medical concerns.SILVER FILLINGS:
are mainly an alloy of silver, tin and mercury. This mercury present in the filling
has a high level of toxicity as it releases mercuric vapors from the fillings, thus
posing a health hazard to the patient over a period of years.
COLOURED FILLINGSThese are made from durable high strength plastics
called composite resins, similar in colour and texture to natural teeth. These fillings
are much less noticeable and much more attractive than other types of fillings.
You can smile, talk and eat with confidence, due to the excellent colour match that
thses fillings provide with your natural teeth.
They are slightly more expensive than silver fillings but are considered to be a
more conservative treatment due to the fact that they strengthen the tooth and minimum
tooth structure is lost.
Composite fillings may not be suitable for very large cavities as they may wear
or chip over time. Your dentist may advise you a crown or a cap or inlays/onlays
for such teeth.
If you currently have silver fillings, they can be easily replaced with tooth coloured
fillings to match your own teeth. If you have a new cavity, we recommend tooth coloured
fillings for the same. In our dental office ,we offer only tooth coloured bonded
fillings for adult as well as pediatric patients