To restore minor cracks, fractures, and decay, the dentists at Woodbury Dental Care will place white (cosmetic) fillings. These fillings are made from composite resin, a tooth-colored material. Our white fillings are similar in both texture and color to your natural teeth, making them an attractive and discreet option for restoring oral health. As part of the procedure, the composite material is bonded directly to the tooth, which helps to strengthen the existing tooth structure.
When in place, white fillings will:
The composite resin material can be used in any tooth to restore function, beauty, and health. Cosmetic fillings can be placed in just a single appointment at Woodbury Dental Care, which means they are an efficient and effective option for most people. For more information on cosmetic fillings and restorative dentistry, we invite you to call or visit us soon.
The main advantage of silver amalgam fillings is their durability. These fillings can last for more than 10 years or more compared to other types of fillings.
Composite white fillings have a natural colour which is similar to the colour of your natural teeth and so blends it well with them. Plus there have been issues raised about the safety of silver amalgam fillings due to their mercury content which has prompted some people to switch to composite fillings instead.
In regard to inlays and onlays: these fillings are less extensive than a normal filling, are easy to care for and long lasting.
Silver amalgam fillings have attracted some negative press commentary which is related to their use of mercury. There have been reports of people developing a health problem which is linked to mercury poisoning although the risk is considered very small.
The alternative is to choose a composite white filling or inlays and onlays.
Composite white fillings come with a range of benefits but they have their disadvantages as well. These are discussed further in the direct white fillings section.
The disadvantages of inlays and onlays are discussed within their own section.