White Fillings

White Fillings

The concept of dental fillings has been around for years. Dentists have used dental fillings to remedy cavities and tooth decay throughout history. Advancements and innovations in technology have drastically improved the process of dental fillings. New and diverse materials are being employed to improve the efficiency of dental fillings.
Traditionally, dentists used metal fillings that were visible and affected the patient’s cosmetic appearance. Compared to metal fillings, new white fillings are becoming popular among patients.

What Are White Fillings?

White fillings are special dental fillings used to restore oral function and treat decay. They are made of unique material that closely resembles the natural appearance of the tooth. They are a mix of plastic and glass, designed for people who are conscious about their cosmetic appearance. White tooth fillings are almost invisible and easily blend in with teeth.

Are White Fillings Right for Me?

Before recommending white fillings, we carefully examine the health of your teeth and gums. After proper diagnosis, we determine whether or not white fillings are appropriate for you.
Once the dentist has analyzed the extent of damage, you are informed whether or not you are eligible for white fillings.
At our Arlington clinic, we recommend white fillings in the following cases:
  • Dental decay and cavities
  • Root canal therapy
  • Damaged tooth
We will take keep an eye on the following factors before clearing your teeth for white fillings:
  • The Severity of Damage :
    A white filling is recommended for minor to moderate tooth decay. But if you have severe tooth decay, white fillings may not be for you. Tooth extraction is recommended when tooth decay has damaged teeth beyond repair.
  • Area of Damage :
    White fillings are mostly recommended for front teeth rather than back teeth.
  • Cosmetic Damage :
    If patients are suffering from multiple teeth damage, dental crowns may be recommended over dental fillings

Advantages of Dental Fillings

Various dental fillings can restore the damage and repair decayed teeth, and there are many reasons why patients should opt for white fillings. Some convincing advantages include:
  • Cosmetic Improvement :
    Cosmetic improvement and aesthetic changes are the primary reasons why white fillings are recommended. White fillings easily blend with your natural smile and restore your natural smile. They do not have any grey or pink tinge.
  • Durability :
    White fillings are made of plastic and glass, which results in a sturdy material. They are durable and last for up to 10 years. The more you take care of your fillings, the longer they last.
    In addition, white fillings prevent bacterial attacks and minimize the chance of developing cavities and decay again.
  • Faster :
    White dental fillings procedure is much faster than traditional dental fillings. It will take your dentist less than 30 minutes to perform the treatment. The fillings also cause no allergic reaction or discomfort of any kind.

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