White fillings are an alternative to silver (amalgam) fillings. White fillings are made of a strong composite resin that is matched to the surrounding tooth color. In the past, white fillings were placed only on front teeth, but recently a stronger more durable material has been developed that can withstand the chewing pressure of back teeth.
White Fillings are most commonly used for:
- Cosmetic reasons
- Patients who prefer mercury-free fillings
- Patients with sensitivity to heat or cold - the composite resin doesn't conduct temperature changes as fast as silver or gold
Modern dentistry has allowed us the pleasure of combining beauty as well as strength when filling teeth. We take pride in “restoring” teeth to as close to their original strength and appearance with composite resins, ceramics and glass ionomer restorations. We offer anesthesia, comfortable surroundings and music but most importantly good old TLC (tender,loving care).