Composite fillings (also known as white filling) are an alternative solution to traditional amalgam (silver) fillings.
You no longer need to have old, blackened mercury fillings in your mouth or risk the possibility of mercury toxicity. Instead of these, you can usenew and safe tooth-colored fillings. These advanced materials make your mouth much more natural looking and attractive, while also being considerably stronger and more durable.
In addition, a composite filling contains tooth coloured plastic and glass mixture. It can be made to be the same shade as the existing tooth.
Furthermore, white fillings can easily remedy minor chips, marks and color defects. White filling material comes in many different shades and is carefully matched and moulded to your tooth.
Benefits of Composite White Fillings
- Matches your tooth perfectly to ensure a natural look and feel
- You lose less of your tooth structure and need less drilling.
- Contains no mercury or other metals
- Provides support to remaining tooth structure, and insulates against temperature changes
Still have any questions about composite fillings or any orthodontic procedures? Feel free to contact us.
Here at Atlas Dental we have a team of experienced dentist that will be glad to help you out.