Tooth colored fillings, also referred to as white fillings, are dental fillings that help to mimic and restore the natural look of tooth structure. Besides restoring tooth that are decayed or fractured, these fillings can also be used to cosmetically alter the shape, color and size of the teeth.
These fillings are nothing but composite resins that can be bonded to the teeth. Composite resin consists of microscopic glass and ceramic particles scattered in a plastic resin. The material is available in a broad variety of shapes and can be sculpted as well as molded to create the desired contour or shape. Since resin is bonded, it forms a seal to minimize any chances of leakage, which is quite prevalent when it comes to silver fillings.