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Apr
21

White Fillings

Posted in Fillings

For many adults who have had cavities filled, their mouths are full of metal. Some people are self conscious about how their silver metal fillings make their teeth look. They feel as though the fillings discolor their teeth and are obvious when they speak to others and smile. Today, there is a more aesthetically pleasing option for those who need to have cavities filled. White fillings (also known as “tooth colored fillings”) are made to blend in with the natural tooth enamel while bonding to the tooth and preventing more damage or decay.

Both children and adults are good candidates for white fillings. Adults who are uncomfortable with their silver fillings also have the option to have them replaced with white fillings. White fillings are made out of high quality composite material that bonds to the tooth and is made to withstand normal wear and tear from chewing, biting, talking, laughing, and other normal uses of the mouth. Because white fillings are shaped and colored to resemble a real tooth, people usually can not even tell that a tooth has ever been filled. For many, this feature is just as important as preventing further tooth decay.

Our teeth say a lot about who we are. For those in position to be in front of an audience on a regular basis, or for those who consider themselves to be very outgoing, they care about how the appearance of their teeth affects how others view them. White fillings are available for almost anyone who needs to have a cavity filled. They are highly effective at prevention of further decay and for helping to maintain the beauty of a natural smile.

Posted on behalf of Dan Myers

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