Tooth colored filling is the dental filling which is white in color. They are used in filling the cavities of teeth as they give a natural appearance of a tooth. Long ago silver amalgam material was used as a filling material. Many countries have avoided using this filling due to unaesthetic appearance, long term procedure and possible long term toxic effects – mainly neurological toxicity from Enamel.
However it is difficult to motivate the children to receive the quality of treatment. The one way of motivating the children is to use tooth colored fillings.
At present, Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital utilizes only the tooth colored material for fillings which is easy, simple and quick procedure specially made for children. These newer forms of these fillings are stronger, simple technique and long lasting than previous materials. Additionally these fillings resemble same color as natural teeth.
Healthy milk teeth play an important role in the position permanent teeth. This makes filling a decayed milk tooth, a very important treatment. Here we explain the steps of the dental procedure to the child before starting the treatment. We will remove the decay and filled with the tooth colored filling with beautiful finish. This filling is very simple treatment, safe and time saving procedure.
This filling material contains fluoride. Helps to retard recurrent decay process of the tooth. So these fillings are direct fillings which can be done in single visit itself. These fillings will stay long till tooth falls. These fillings look natural and less noticeable when compared to other fillings.
After the filling is placed, it is very important to maintain good oral habits by brushing and flossing two times a day for children. This way they can prevent recurrent decay and they can keep their fillings strong and long lasting.