White Fillings

White Fillings as a Great Restorative Material

  • White fillings bond to the tooth; they strengthen the tooth by restoring most of its original shape. 
  • White composite fillings are preferred by most patients. This is due to the natural color, strength and overall appearance and feel. Often times, a composite filling can be placed without anyone other than the dentist or patient being able to notice it is even there!
  • Hot and cold sensitivity is often reduced with composite material compared to the silver/mercury amalgams.
  • Restorations with composites require less removal of tooth structure to place than those with amalgams, especially with new cavities. This advantage is due to the ability of composite fillings to bond to natural tooth structure while other restorative materials often must be mechanically retained.