Restore Your Smile With White Fillings
White fillings are an increasingly popular choice for dental work. At Gumucio Dental in Belle Glade, we offer white fillings as an alternative to traditional amalgam fillings for a more natural-looking smile.
What Are White Fillings?
White fillings, or composite resin fillings, are made from tooth-colored materials that are blended to match your existing teeth. This makes them much more aesthetically pleasing than traditional metal fillings and can help create a natural-looking smile. Like all fillings, composite fillings protect your teeth and help prevent further breakage of the remaining tooth structure.
How Are White Fillings Placed?
Getting white fillings at Gumucio Dental is a straightforward process. First, we remove any decay from the affected tooth and ensure that it is thoroughly cleaned. Following this preparation, the composite is placed in layers, using a specialized light to harden each layer. It is then polished for lasting strength and durability.
What Are The Benefits Of White Fillings?
Since the material bonds directly to your teeth, white fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure and can help preserve the natural form of your tooth. They’re also more resistant to staining and discoloration over time. Our dentist can create a filling that matches the shade of your teeth for a seamless smile. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings also help prevent the sensitivity that can occur when exposed to extreme changes in temperature.
How Long Do White Fillings Last?
White fillings typically last for several years, although this depends on the individual. With proper care and regular checkups, your white filling should remain in good condition and provide optimum protection for up to ten years.
Are White Fillings Safe?
White fillings are a safe and effective option for restoring damaged teeth. The composite resin material contains no mercury, making it a safer alternative to traditional metal fillings.
Who Should Consider White Fillings?
White fillings are ideal for those who want to maintain a natural-looking smile or strongly prefer tooth-colored materials. They can repair cavities, chips, and other minor damage. Dental crowns may be a better option for large cavities or more extensive repairs.
If you’re interested in learning more about white fillings at Gumucio Dental, contact us today to discuss your options! We’ll work with you to find the best solution for your smile!
Contact Gumucio Dental About White Fillings Today!
- Repair cavities and other forms of decay
- Cultivate a more uniform smile
- Restore teeth that have been damaged
- Increase your self-confidence
- Show off a healthy-looking smile!