Dental Tips Blog

Mar
7

White Fillings Strengthen Smiles

White dental fillings don’t just look good; they’re also good for your smile. More and more people are choosing composite fillings because of the advantages that they have over traditional metal fillings. Here are just a few reasons why they’re so great: 

They Re-Build Your Tooth

The strong materials used in white fillings can be placed onto just about any surface of your tooth. It can be placed over the tooth as well as inside of it.

Your dentist will shape it so that it actually re-builds your tooth where the cavity or fracture occurred. Once it’s hardened into place, you can go about your normal daily activities without anybody ever knowing your tooth was broken or decayed. 

Less Enamel Prep is Needed

Traditional fillings require the cavity be removed, along with a modest portion of tooth enamel surrounding it. An extra wedge is cut into the tooth to help silver fillings stay into place. With tooth-colored fillings, the material naturally adheres directly to the tooth enamel. What does that mean for you? Less enamel removal and more tooth preservation. Even when fillings wear out, the new filling is smaller than a metal filling would be, because there is more healthy enamel left in place. 

You Gain Self-Confidence

Having tooth-colored fillings can help you feel better about the way your smile looks. This gained self-confidence can help you feel more comfortable smiling or laughing around other people. If you’ve been hiding your smile, it’s time to have a serious talk with your dentist. A beautiful smile and a healthy smile are the most important thing you’ll wear every day.

Posted on behalf of:
Juban Dental Care
8564 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 927-8663

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