A dental filling refers to a restorative material, like porcelain, resin, or metal, being used to repair the function, structure, and integrity of a tooth. White fillings are typically made out of a resilient composite resin that matches the exact color of your teeth. This custom color match results in a more natural look in comparison to older amalgam fillings. If you have received teeth whitening services in the past or you plan on getting a teeth whitening done, you don’t have anything to worry about by getting white fillings. These fillings blend in very well to match your recently whitened teeth.
How is the Procedure Done?
With the use of blue lights, the resin of the white filling is cured to your teeth for a tight bond. This bond helps the filling support the structure of your tooth and helps to prevent cracks and fractures. From there, the dentist shapes and polishes the composite to help it fit comfortably and limit deterioration and staining. White tooth fillings blend in with your normal teeth.
What are the Advantages of White Fillings?
- A natural look that blends better with your teeth
- A painless installation procedure
- Tougher and longer lasting