The concept of a “filling” is replacing and restoring your tooth structure that is decayed or has fractured old amalgam/metal restorations; containing traces of mercury; with white fillings (composites) that will make your teeth stronger and your smile more attractive.
With today’s advancements, eliminate the dark, black appearance in your teeth with new-age, state-of-the-art, tooth-colored resin or porcelain materials.
They can be used to improve smile by matching, as closely as possible, to your natural tooth color. They can be reshaped or repaired to fix chipped or broken teeth to ensure your smile is as natural as possible. Not all fillings can be replaced using composite but your dentist will advised you of the best treatment.
Amalgam, or silver filling, was the most common material used to fill decayed teeth. They are silver in color which is not aesthetic & due to the presence of Mercury they are not the healthier option.
Advantages of White Fillings against Silver Amalgam Fillings:
White fillings bond to the tooth, which mean they are great for repairing chipped or broken teeth.
They also provide a more natural appearance. White filling composites are less noticeable than Amalgam and can be restored as closely matched to your natural teeth color as possible.
Hot and cold sensitivity is greatly reduced with composite material compared to the silver/mercury amalgams.
Restorations with composites require less removal of tooth, less structure to place than those with amalgams and especially with new cavities. Dramatically smaller holes are needed with a composite.
White fillings are healthier because no traces of mercury are used, unlike silver amalgams.
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