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What are Tooth Coloured Fillings?

everything you need to know about composite fillings

How Are Tooth Coloured Fillings Placed?


Tooth-coloured fillings are a type of dental filling made from composite resin material that is designed to match the color of your natural teeth. They are commonly used to restore decayed, chipped, or broken teeth and to improve the appearance of your smile.


The procedure for placing a tooth-coloured filling typically involves removing the damaged or decayed portion of the tooth and cleaning the area. The dentist will then place the composite resin material in the prepared cavity and shape it to match the contours of the tooth. The material is then cured, or hardened, using a special light.

How Long Do Tooth Coloured Fillings Last?

One of the main benefits of tooth-colored fillings is that they can be customized to match the color and shape of your natural teeth, making them a popular choice for restoring front teeth and improving the appearance of your smile. They are also durable and long-lasting, and they can help prevent further damage to your tooth. In ideal conditions and proper home care, a composite filling can last for more than 10 or 15 years. If you are having to see your dentist to have the same filling replaced every few years that is a red flag that should not be ignored


Tooth-coloured fillings are made from composite resin, which is a safe and biocompatible material that is well tolerated by most patients. However, like all dental procedures, there are some risks associated with the placement of tooth-coloured fillings and it is not as ideal as natural tooth structure. Which is why it is not always the first choice of treatment at Panorama Dental Care; prevention of tooth decay is the number 1 goal.


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Composite Bonding vs Veneers?

Composite is also one of the options to improve the look of your smile and front teeth. The benefits of composite bonding vs porcelain veneers are that it is cheaper, can be done in one appointment, and can sometimes be done with removing less natural tooth structure.


Composite bonding does not usually last as long and will pick up more stain than their porcelain counterparts. If you are considering a tooth-colored filling or “composite bonding”, it is important to talk to your dentist to determine if it is the right solution for you and to understand the benefits and risks of the procedure.