Composite fillings (also known as white filling) are an alternative to the more traditional amalgam (silver) fillings.
White fillings allow us to fill the decayed teeth (cavities) with materials that are more biologically compatible and are more esthetic, and you no longer need to have old, blackened mercury fillings in your mouth or risk the possibility of mercury toxicity. These advanced materials are much more natural looking and attractive, and can be used to easily fix minor chips, gaps and cracks. Since they come in various shades they can be easily matched to the existing color of your teeth.
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.