White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are strong, reliable, and tooth-colored products that improve the health and appearance of your smile whether you have been a victim of tooth decay or have experienced a dental injury.
These fillings are made of a resin material, and they can be used for the front as well as the back teeth. Once the filling is placed, you will need to be careful not to chip or stain it. You might also need to replace it with a new composite filling after about five years. This is a great option for those who need to improve their oral health but wish to maintain a natural-looking smile.
There are many reasons why you should consider a composite filling, and those reasons are:
· It can match the shade and color of your natural teeth so it blends in with your smile.
· It completely bonds to the tooth structure. With the chemical bonding between the filling and the tooth, you will have further support.
· It can be used for many other problems—not just cavities. It can be used to repair chipped, broken, and worn teeth.
· It can be placed in and onto your tooth without having to remove tooth enamel.
If you would like to learn more about composite fillings so you can decide if they are the right treatment option for you, please call our office today at 757-587-6399 and talk to a member of our friendly and caring dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment so Dr. Rita Frazier can examine your smile and determine the best course of action for you.
Now remember, the best cavity is no cavity at all, so make sure to properly care for your smile each day by brushing, flossing, and rinsing. We look forward to helping you!