Today, tooth-colored fillings are our recommended solution for cavity treatment instead of traditional, noticeably dark-colored amalgam. In comparison, this restorative solution is crafted from high-quality composite resin, which can be precisely shaded to match your natural enamel and contoured into place on the tooth for a very lifelike appearance. The lack of metals means that patients won’t experience uncomfortable sensitivity caused by temperature changes, and the conservative nature of the resin allows our doctors to preserve and strengthen more of your remaining healthy tooth structure. We can even repair cracks and fractures with this method! All in all, tooth-colored fillings can last for several years if they’re brushed and flossed properly and monitored during routine check-ups.