In the past the choice of filling materials were limited and the quality was not anywhere near to what is available today. Amalgam fillings where the treatment of choice when it came of filling a tooth that has been damaged by decay. In many cases these large fillings did not meet the esthetic and appearance that patients demanded.
In this new age of dentistry, white fillings can beautifully meet the high expectations when it comes to beauty and esthetics. The natural appearance shape, size and color of tooth can be easily restored to perfection. Even closing gaps, restoring minimally chipped tooth can be easily achieved
WHAT ARE WHITE FILLINGS MADE OF?
I am asked many times during treating a tooth that is treatment plan for white filling; “Doctor, what is white filling made out of?”. My answer is: Quartz, ceramic particles, powder glass, and silica with some added resin base. The shade or the color of the filling material will be determined by your dentist. After cavity has been removed, the empty space is filled in with white filling material to restore the damaged tooth to functionality.
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WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF TOOTH COLORED FILLINGS (WHITE FILLINGS)?
1. White fillings resemble as closely as possible the shape and the color of original tooth structure
2. Unlike amalgam which relies solely on mechanical retention, white fillings are chemically bonded to tooth structure. Therefore they are stronger and the risk of tooth fracture is less compare to a tooth that is restored with metal filling such as amalgam.
3. With white fillings, tooth sensitivity is reduced to minimal
4. White fillings can be used for both front and back teeth without diminishing the esthetics. In case the white fillings is damaged or discolored, they could be easily replaced.