What are white fillings?

As the name suggests, white fillings are fillings that are white in color. Also known as composite fillings or tooth-colored fillings, white fillings are a natural-looking, aesthetic choice for restoring damaged or decayed teeth. If a tooth suffers from minor tooth decay or damage, Dr. Dennis Sacry may recommend a composite filling. To place a white filling in Whitehall, Montana, your gentle dentist will first remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth. He will then fill in the tooth with composite resin, which is matched to your natural tooth color for a beautiful effect. Once the composite resin is in place, he will carefully shape and polish the filling to properly fit your bite. Composite fillings can be completed in just one comfortable visit to the dental office of Dennis K. Sacry, DDS, PC.

Are white fillings better than amalgam (silver) fillings?

White fillings are more aesthetic and natural looking than silver fillings. In addition, the composite resin used to create a white filling bonds with the natural tooth structure, strengthening the tooth and protecting it from future decay. On the other hand, amalgam fillings can weaken the tooth and require more extensive removal of natural tooth structure. Please call us today to learn more about the advantages of white fillings.