Tooth Colored Fillings

A composite resin filling (white filling) is:

  • mercury free
  • used for restoring cavities
  • used for cosmetic improvements

New technological advancements in dentistry has allowed us to do white (composite or resin) natural tooth colored filling.

What are the advantages of white fillings?

  • Composite filling bonds with the tooth...it doesn't weaken the tooth as a silver filling does.
  • We now can make a smaller  hole, since the white material can flow into small places.
  • Due to the smaller hole, there is more of your own tooth left, leaving it stronger.
  • Secondary decay is easier to spot beneath tooth colored fillings.
  • They are temperature and electrical insulators-resistant to extremes of heat and cold.