A beautiful smile is one of your greatest assets, and taking care of it well is essential for it to last a lifetime. Yet, for even the most diligent in oral hygiene, cavities can still occur. Luckily, with advancements in dentistry, the appearance of your smile does not need to be compromised when a cavity needs to be filled.
Unlike silver amalgam fillings, white fillings are not noticeable inside the mouth. White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are made of composite resins that blend in naturally with the teeth. Most cavities occur in the back molars. These teeth are full of pits and grooves that make it easy for bacteria to get trapped and damage the teeth. Unfortunately, when silver fillings are used to restore a tooth with a cavity, any time the mouth is opened the fillings are visible. Whether you are speaking, laughing, yawning, or giving a wide mouth smile, silver fillings can be seen by anyone within close proximity.
Precision Digital Dentistry is proud to offer patients white fillings when they need a tooth restored from a cavity. This allows them to restore their smile without feeling embarrassed by dark spots on their teeth. No one will ever know that you even have a filling if it is a white filling!
Aside from the aesthetic advantage, white fillings are also incredibly strong. When a tooth is filled with a composite resin, it will regain approximately 90% of its original strength. That is because the resin has a chemical reaction with the tooth so that it bonds securely with the tooth’s enamel. With proper oral hygiene, white fillings can last a lifetime.
Any time there is an issue with your teeth, it is crucial to have it addressed as soon as possible. Precision Digital Dentistry is here for all of your oral health care needs. Our goal is to give you back a bright, shining smile with the best in high precision dental techniques and equipment. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.