Pure Dental Health recommends white fillings as an excellent alternative to traditional metal fillings.
A white filling, also known as a composite filling, is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic dental improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
Following preparation, the dentist places the composite in layers, typically using a light specialized to harden each layer. When the process is finished, the dentist will shape the composite to fit the tooth. The dentist then polishes the composite to prevent staining and early wear.
Aesthetics are the main advantage of composites, since dentists can blend shades to create a color nearly identical to that of the actual tooth. Composites bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes.
Contact our Buckhead White Fillings Dentist at Pure Dental Health to schedule an appointment and see if composite fillings may be right for you.