Composite (Tooth Colored) Fillings
Newer dental fillings that are designed to mimic the natural appearance of your teeth can be used on both front teeth and back teeth. They are made of plastic compounds, also called composites. Several factors influence the material selection for a filling as well as the durability and longevity of a filling. Especially important factors are the size of the filling, the amount of tooth structure remaining, the location and chewing load and home care (brushing and flossing) after the filling is placed. The best dental filling that you can have is still no filling at at all. We strive to be as minimally invasive as possible and will try to help you avoid needing fillings.