Tooth-colored composites are made of plastic (resin) mixed with porcelain particles. Composite resins are very attractive and blend with natural tooth structure. Because these rein materials are bonded into the tooth, these restorations actually help to strengthen the tooth structure. Silver metallic fillings are rarely used today because they tend to weaken the tooth leading to cracks and tooth fractures, and are not very aesthetic.
To learn more about tooth-colored fillings in our Highlands Ranch, Colorado, office or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert L. Martinich, please contact us at 303-791-0160. Our dentist and team look forward to meeting you!