Uncovering the benefits of white fillings in La Mesa

Uncovering the benefits of white fillings in La Mesa

Aug 30, 2018

Fillings are commonly used to restore teeth by dentists all across the country, yet some dental filling options are more noticeable than others. Our team at Great Smile of La Mesa offers composite white fillings that blend in with the rest of your smile for an invisible restoration option. Continue reading to learn the many benefits of white fillings for your smile.

What are dental fillings?

Dental fillings are used to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay or trauma. It fills in the affected area to provide strength and avoid the risk of infection in the tooth. There are many options in choosing a material for your filling including composite resin, gold, and silver. Below are a few benefits of white fillings and why our dental team always chooses this option:

  • Less tooth preparation. Metal fillings require more preparation to the individual tooth prior to applying the filling. This leads to a weakened tooth that will ultimately need replacing. If you choose to go with white composite fillings, then only the decayed area of the tooth needs to be removed.
  • Stronger teeth. Our dental team constructs the filling directly on the tooth by building up the composite filling layer by layer. Metal fillings negatively affect the bite pressure due to their uncomfortable placement inside the tooth.
  • Natural appearance. White composite fillings have a natural look and feel to them and closely resemble a natural tooth while metal fillings are noticeable from a glance.

Call our dental office to set up an appointment with a member of our staff and protect your teeth with white fillings. Call us today to learn more about the different preventative, restorative, and cosmetic services.