What is a tooth coloured restoration?
Tooth coloured restorations, also called fillings, are used to help repair cracked, broken or worn down teeth using composite resin material. This can be caused by a number of factors such as trauma, nail biting, tooth grinding, and/or decay. You are given a local anaesthetic and the decayed tooth area is removed and checked. The cavity is cleaned to remove additional bacteria, and finally the restoration is put on in layers, with ultraviolet light curing and hardening each layer as it is applied. After the restoration is complete, the shape of the restoration will be checked to make sure it appears natural, and your bite will be checked to ensure proper function.
A posterior restoration means that the restoration is applied on teeth positioned at the back of the mouth, which are the premolars and molars.