What are the advantages of tooth colored fillings (white fillings)?

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What are the advantages of tooth colored fillings (white fillings)?

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• They closely match natural tooth color and appearance. • They bond to tooth structure chemically and thus do not require the placement of slots, grooves or pins in healthy tooth structure to mechanically retain them. • The bonding of white fillings to the tooth restore 85% – 95% of the original strength of the tooth. • They completely harden in seconds instead of days required by some other materials. • Tooth sensitivity, if any, due to composite resin use is minimal and brief. • They may be used on front and back teeth without compromising esthetics. • If damaged they can be repaired.

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