Natural Tooth Colored Fillings
Natural tooth colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, are an alternative to traditional amalgam fillings. Unlike amalgam fillings, when preparing the tooth for a composite filling, only the decay needs to be removed and not any healthy tooth structure. The composite filling is bonded to the tooth surface restoring its natural strength. Some patients have noticed that their teeth are less sensitive to hot and cold when composite fillings are placed as opposed to amalgam fillings.