Natural colored tooth fillings also known as composite fillings are used as an alternative to traditional amalgam fillings.
When preparing the tooth for a composite filling, only the decay is removed leaving healthy tooth structure intact. Also, since the composite filling is bonded to the tooth it actually aids in maintaining the tooth’s natural strength and integrity.
Advantages of composite fillings over traditional amalgam fillings:
• Less natural tooth structure needs to be removed when prepping the tooth
• Composite fillings are bonded to tooth structure
• Composite fillings can be matched to your natural tooth coloring for a seamless smile
• No risk of Mercury Toxicity