If you require a small filling, but you don’t desire unsightly silver in your teeth, direct resin or white fillings are the way to go. With white fillings, the most obvious advantage is beauty – a well-done white filling can be indistinguishable from the natural tooth. But white fillings have many advantages. White fillings can alter the appearance of teeth, strengthen teeth, and more conservatively treat teeth – all things that silver fillings just cannot do.
White fillings are bonded to the tooth structure. What this means that white fillings actually integrate with the tooth, thereby sealing the gap between the tooth and filling, and adding their strength to the natural tooth. This allows for the more varied uses of resin beyond just regular fillings – such as placing thin layers over front teeth to change their color, shape or general appearance; or repairing small chips or fractures in teeth; or even being placed in the grooves of teeth to prevent decay from ever occurring. Bonded white fillings are an extremely beautiful advance in the creation of fantastic and healthy smiles.
In these photos of actual dentistry, the back two teeth used to be filled with dark silver fillings. Our Dedham MA dentists replaced them with these beautiful bonded restorations.
If you’re looking for a Dedham MA dentist that can improve your overall dental health and brighten your smile, call Dedham Dental Associates today at (781) 329-1234.