A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. A cavity for example, is a hole left behind after tooth decay destroys part of a tooth. Removing the decay prevents further damage, but it does not fix the damage to the tooth that already occurred. That is where fillings come in. While materials used for fillings can include gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth coloured filling), and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zine), Tooth Suite is pleased to offer tooth coloured fillings.
Tooth-coloured fillings are made of a blend, or composite, of plastic resins and silica fillers. These substances mimic many of the qualities of natural tooth structure, such as wear-residence and translucency. Dental composite also helps strengthen teeth.
Traditional dental filling materials, which are best known as silver fillings, are not always aesthetically pleasing options for restoring the function of your teeth. White filling materials have been used for over 20 years, and many patients prefer white fillings over silver fillings because they better match the natural colour of your teeth, so they are less