Tooth Colored Fillings & Restorations
A combination of plaque and food residue mixes with the bacteria in the mouth and forms an acid that erodes tooth enamel, exposing the tooth to decay. If a cavity is not treated, the decay in the tooth will eventually spread until it affects the root of the tooth.
Cavities are treated using either a direct or indirect filling. The most aesthetically pleasing type of fillings a direct composite (or resin) filling. Composite fillings are made of porcelain and are white in color. Composite fillings are not as strong as amalgam fillings, but they bond directly to the tooth and require less of the natural tooth to be removed. Because of this, composite fillings are used primarily on low-impact front teeth.