What are teeth fillings? Imagine a procedure that removes away the damaged or rotten parts of a tooth. The empty space is filled with material hard or harder than the teeth around it. Voila! Now, fillings come with options. In Canning Street Dental, we are big proponents of white – or composite – fillings.
Unlike traditional fillings, white colored fillings resemble the natural color of your teeth. What this means is that you can smile and laugh confidently and comfortably with no signs of anything strange or unnatural.
Better Support & Greater Safety
Other than the obvious aesthetic advantage, white fillings bond to the tooth and support the remaining tooth structure. This protects it from breakage as well as excessive temperature changes. Moreover, white fillings are generally considered a much safer option than the old amalgam fillings due to their lack of mercury.
Prevention Is Key
That being said, the best kind of dental filling is no dental filling. This is where taking preventive measures is key. This is why we encourage patients to keep a balanced diet and regularly visit the dentist for check-ups and cleanings. Ideally, you should be brushing your teeth twice a day and floss daily.
In cases where your situation demands that you get a dental filling, we encourage you to get a white or composite one instead of the traditional amalgam metal ones.