A dental restoration or dental filling is a restorative material used artificially to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. Dental restorations may be fabricated out of a variety of materials:
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Composite fillings are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger. Sometimes the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contains fluoride and this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth. The result is a beautiful smile!