Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored filling material comes in many different colors, or shades, which are matched to the color of your teeth. A different type of material is typically used for front and back teeth. The materials used for front teeth have a high shine, whereas the materials for back teeth are designed for strength. Both look great and are virtually undetectable in fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are also referred to as composites, because they are composed of a complex mixture of plastic and zirconia/silica. Composites were introduced in the 1960’s, and have undergone continual improvements in durability, color stability, material handling qualities and aesthetics.