Composite White Fillings

Composites – Tooth-colored Fillings – White Fillings

Tooth colored fillings are also called white fillings or composite fillings. These restorations can rebuild and mimic the natural appearance of tooth structure. This is unlike the metallic amalgam fillings that were once the standard in dentistry. Compared to the old amalgam silver/mercury fillings, tooth colored fillings have many advantages.

Advantages of Tooth Colored Fillings:

  • They offer excellent strength.
  • They are bonded (glued) to the tooth.
  • They have a decreased risk of future breakage.
  • They allow us to remove less of your healthy tooth structure decreasing your future risk for further breakdown.

Tooth colored fillings, besides restoring teeth that have fractured or have cavities, can also be used cosmetically to change the size, color and shape of teeth in a more conservative way than crowns and veneers.

However, if a tooth has had a root canal, extensive decay, or a large amount of tooth structure is missing the best option for your tooth might be a crown. We will always provide you with different treatment options so you can choose what fits your budget and preference.

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Will the color of the white filling match my natural tooth color?

We use a shade guide to determine the color of your existing teeth. We then choose the tooth colored filling material in a shade that will match your natural teeth.