Tooth Colored Fillings
Eating what we love, and brushing less often than we should, can lead to decay of the teeth or cavities. Many of us have needed fillings for cavities at some point during our lifetimes; and many of those fillings have probably been a metal base, or amalgam fillings.
To ensure patient safety and aesthetics, we use only strong composite resin to fill your cavities. Traditional amalgam tooth fillings result in dark, highly-visible restorations that contain trace amounts of mercury. With composite resin or porcelain, you get a lasting, tooth-colored filling that closely matches your tooth’s natural color, so you don’t have to expose your cavity repairs to the world.
What Are White Fillings and How Are They Applied?
White fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are composed of tooth-colored plastics and glass, usually the same composite that is used in porcelain veneers to fix chipped teeth. Dr. Poole will apply the composite in layers over your cavity and then harden it into a shape that conforms to the rest of your tooth. At the end of the session, Dr. Poole will polish your new composite to prevent early wear and staining.
If you are in need of a white filling, call or email our dental office to schedule an appointment.