Why White Fillings?
White fillings match the natural color and translucency of your enamel.
While gold and silver amalgam fillings are safe, they create a stark contrast against the rest of your tooth. This can make patients feel self-conscious when they smile.
For the best aesthetic results, our dentists typically recommend white fillings.
As you can see in the below diagram, the white filling on the right blends in seamlessly with the rest of the tooth.
Flexible and Durable
Your teeth may feel hard but they’re flexible enough to withstand the forces exerted from biting and chewing. In other words, they have a little give to them.
Unlike amalgam fillings, white fillings are able to flex with the rest of your tooth while you eat. This makes white filings ideal for restoring teeth with small cavities.
Also, white fillings won’t expand and contract with temperature fluctuations inside the mouth.
Since amalgam fillings contain metals, they expand as you sip hot coffee and contract as you eat ice cream.
These movements are tiny. But over time, they can allow bacteria to slip inside your tooth and cause deep cavities.
What to Expect
During your appointment, we’ll examine the inside of your mouth and take X-rays so our dentists can get a better look at what’s happening beneath the surface. If we spot a small cavity, we may recommend ato restore the health, function, and appearance of the tooth.
To prep you for the procedure, we’ll numb your mouth so you won’t feel any pain. Then, our dentist will remove the decayed tooth structure and fill the hole with composite resin.
In general, the entire procedure takes about an hour.
Learn More About White Fillings
To request an appointment with Robinson Dental, call any of our locations in Cascade, Coopersville and Wayland. Our family dentists would be more than happy to help you restore your oral health so you can smile with confidence.