Most people have fillings of one sort or another but today, because we are much more conscious of our smile, we can choose a natural looking alternative – the composite or tooth-coloured filling.
A composite resin is a tooth-coloured plastic mixture filled with glass (silicon dioxide) first introduced in the 1960s. Originally only used for front teeth because of their softer nature, modern improvements to their composition make them generically suitable today.
What Kieran said:
“I had originally chipped my front tooth a long time ago and had it built up with a filling. Over the years, the filling had started to pick up staining and started to stand out more. I wanted to improve the appearance of this tooth and so discussed it with my dentist….”