Do you have cavities that cause discomfort? Maybe you know you need a cavity filling, but don’t want it to be obvious to others. With white fillings, you can receive the treatment you need without drawing attention to your dental work. At Durham Dental Group, we provide white fillings (also known as composite fillings) that match the natural shade of your teeth and help bring your teeth back to health.
An Overview of Composite Fillings
Dental decay can occur when your oral hygiene isn’t as good as it could be, but it can also develop even if you brush and floss regularly. Some teeth have pits and grooves that harbor plaque and tartar or are hard to reach. Fillings restore teeth after they have been damaged by decay, and they also protect teeth from further damage.
White fillings are made of a tooth-colored resin and are durable enough to withstand chewing. Composite fillings are natural looking, but also provide your tooth with the strength it needs.
The Advantages of White Fillings
White fillings offer a number of advantages, including the following:
- Safe – Composite fillings are metal-free and are created with materials that are safe for your mouth
- Natural Looking – White fillings are made to match your teeth and are much more natural looking than metal (amalgam) fillings
- Preservation of the Natural Tooth – Less of your tooth will need to be removed with white fillings than it would be with a traditional silver filling
- Good for Small Cavities – White fillings are great for small cavities, especially when decay occurs within the tooth
Learn More About Cavity Filling
You don’t have to deal with the discomfort of cavities or potential embarrassment of obvious dental work. Durham Dental Group is here to provide restoration and relief with cavity filling. Call our team today to learn more about white fillings and determine whether this is the best option for you.