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Tooth-Coloured Fillings in Chennai

A dental filling repairs the damage caused by tooth decay or fracture. It restores the natural appearance of a decayed or previously filled tooth. Dental fillings today are tooth-coloured, which blend very well to tooth enamel and are able to bond to the remaining tooth structure.

Types of fillings

  • Composite Fillings
  • Composite fillings are the most popular fillings today. They are natural-looking and made from composite resin. Composite fillings begin soft and they are hand-shaped during the filling process. A blue light is then used to cure the composite to harden it. Composite fillings are very durable and bond well to tooth enamel.

  • Amalgam Fillings
  • Amalgam fillings, or more commonly known as silver fillings, were the most popular fillings many years ago. However they have fallen out of favour in recent years. Amalgam fillings are a mix of metal alloys, can contain traces of mercury and are dark in colour, which has been viewed unfavourably. Many people tend to replace these silver fillings with tooth-coloured fillings.

  • Porcelain Fillings
  • Porcelain fillings are used to restore heavily-filled teeth or when a large amount of tooth structure has been lost. They are stronger and more durable than composite white fillings. They are tooth-coloured and also bond to tooth structure. This option is viable for teeth with more than 60% tooth structure loss.

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