Did you go to the dentist a couple of years ago only to have your tooth mended with a shockingly silver filling, otherwise known as an amalgam? Well, no need to be alarmed as amalgams are still extremely common and many people have faced similar (if not the same) dental solutions in previous decades. Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way since then, and now tooth fillings match the colour of the human tooth, gracing patients with a set of teeth they can be proud of. With white fillings now available, they effortlessly blend in with the rest of your teeth, unlike their silver ancestors. In this blog, we have a more in-depth look at some more of the benefits of this option.
Extra Added Support Your Teeth Need
Like their silver ancestors, white composite fillings aid in supporting teeth which have been weakened from decay. If a tooth needs a filling, much more of the original tooth can be conserved than ever before making it a far less painful process and saving you a tooth in the process.
You’ll Think They Are Real Teeth
One of the more apparent benefits to the composite fillings is that they seamlessly blend to the natural colour of real teeth. Technology has allowed the colour of the composite to be accurately matched to the tooth in question, making these fillings utterly unnoticeable to anyone who is not a professional dentist.
No More Falling Out
Dental technology has come leaps and bounds from what it was a couple of decades ago. Silver fillings were deemed too weak for use in the back of the mouth as they ran the risk of cracking under the pressures of grinding and chewing. These days, white composite fillings can be inserted anywhere in the mouth and will last under all the added pressures.
Can Withstand Hot And Cold Temperatures
Amalgam fillings tended to expand and contract under the pressure of very warm or cold temperatures, known as thermal stresses. This often resulted in cracking and breaking, making it not the best option for its wearers. However, the composite filling now contains insulating properties that protect the teeth from hot and cold temperature.
Forget Silver, Go White, Go Composite
Dental care is an essential practice to implement in your life no matter the state of your teeth, and if you do happen to require a filling, it can easily and quickly be done with the exciting technology of white composite fillings. We can help you achieve your dental goals today, so contact us and book your appointment right away.