Tooth Coloured Restorations


Tooth coloured hydrophobic materials aka Composite Resins – made of a ceramic or plastic compound.Resins containing glass particles aka Glass Ionomer.

Types of tooth coloured fillings:

  • Composite Resins.
  • Glass Ionomer
  • Ceramics
  • Indirect Fillings – Inlays and Onlays.


Dental caries not approaching pulp, are restored with tooth colored restorations. They are used to restore the broken or chipped off portion of a tooth can be used to increase the height of the tooth if required can even be useful to close the gap between teeth up to some millimeters. They are an excellent replacement to silver amalgam fillings. To replace old metal crowns with new ceramic or porcelain crowns – tooth colored. 


Aesthetics – The shade and colour of these materials matches with our natural teeth.

Bonding to the tooth – Composite resins bonds chemically as well as micro-mechanically to our tooth structure. The required high intensity CURING LIGHT for setting.

Versatile material – Can be used for caries treatment as well as for broken or chipped off tooth surface as well.

Saves tooth structure – less tooth structure removal is necessary in composite restorations as compared to silver fillings.

Fluoride releasing action – Glass Ionomer tooth coloured restoration releases fluoride compound protection teeth from further caries invasion.

Longer lasting – With proper care they can last longer.

Stronger – Resins are stronger then general liquid powder kind of restoration.

Biocompatible – less toxic as compared to other restorations.

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