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Tooth Colored Dental Fillings mimic the look, feel and function of natural teeth and are a healthier option than metal ones. At our dentist clinic in Miraflores or San Isidro, Lima, Tooth Colored Dental Fillings can be fitted quickly and painlessly and they are inexpensive.

Watch this video from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) for more information on Tooth Colored Dental FillingsDr. Lilian Demartini, our Principal Cosmetic Dentist is a Member of the AACD.

There is no need nowadays for metal or amalgam fillings. Today you can have metal-free tooth colored fillings that look and function just like natural teeth.

We use composite resins and porcelain as filling material as they are more tooth like and safer than metals.

We use dental porcelains such as Zirconia and E-Max to look and function like the enamel part of a tooth.

We use composites made of plastic resin and silica fillers to mimic the dentin inner part of the tooth. Unlike rigid metal fillings of the past, these materials mimic the natural components of the tooth and allow bite stress to pass through the tooth while receiving biting forces.

We use bonding materials to bond the filling to the tooth to create a strong and more comfortable filling. Because they are bonded onto the tooth, there is no need to cut away any healthy tooth at all. We also use dentin sealing to seal and protect the inner dentin surface of the tooth from bacteria and sensitivity.

Problems with Metal or Amalgam Fillings

  • Very noticeable
  • Unattractive
  • The need to undercut some of the original tooth to hold the filling in place which results in weakening of the tooth
  • They are very strong but stiff and do not absorb bite forces well which can result in cracks in the filling, which can in turn, lead to decay of the underlying tooth

Types of Fillings (Restorations)

Direct, semi-direct, or indirect fillings (or restorations) are different forms of filling and methods to repair teeth. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages and specific uses.

Direct Fillings: Used to fill small cavities. Small amounts of filling material are placed into a cavity and applied in layers which are then set hard with a special curing light. The entire filling is completed in one visit.

Semi-Direct Fillings: These are used to fill larger cavities. Layers of filling material are applied, but the restoration is then removed to be set hard outside of the mouth. Once the filling has set, it is then bonded to the tooth. Inlays and Onlays are a form of semi-direct filling and are made using CAD/CAM (Computer Assisted Design/Computer Assisted Milling). This technology allows us to make restorations that are very durable, fit precisely and can withstand full bite forces. We can also make them very quickly and only one visit is required.

Indirect fillings: Used to repair very large cavities or create a complex restoration. When there is insufficient healthy tooth left to fill, a new restoration is made to replace most of the visible tooth, or put a crown on it. These types of fillings and restorations can also me made with CAD/CAM Technology and fitted in one visit.


Perfect results. I wanted to change my old metal fillings as I heard they were unhealthy and were a little unsightly. My teeth look better now, especially when I laugh.

Kirsty - USA

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