Tooth Colored Restoration
Modern dental materials used in tooth-colored restorations are superior products created from composite resin and nearly indiscernible from normal teeth. The restorations are less costly alternatives to full crowns and preserve more of the actual tooth structure. The material bonds to the tooth making it more fracture resistant than other products such as metal fillings. Metal fillings are not bonded to the tooth, they are simply packed tightly into the cavity. The cavity must be in good shape to hold the metal filling which means that more of the healthy tooth must be removed but that is not required for tooth colored restorations. They are more esthetic and conservative options.