What are cosmetic or tooth-colored fillings?

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What are cosmetic or tooth-colored fillings?

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When your dentist removes tooth decay, he or she replaces the removed structure with a filling to protect and retain the structure of the tooth. Traditionally, dentists have used metal amalgam fillings for this purpose. Cosmetic fillings, also known as composite fillings or tooth-colored fillings, are a tooth-colored alternative to traditional amalgam fillings. They are made of a composite plastic resin, and they look just like natural teeth.

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