Tooth Colored Fillings
A composite or bonded filling is a white filling material (tooth colored) used to repair small cavities, broken or chipped teeth and worn teeth.
At Bryn Mawr Dental Associates, we only utilize tooth colored bonded fillings and not amalgam ( silver fillings). We have found that over time, amalgam fillings lead to additional decay due to leaking as well as fractured teeth which often require crowns or onlays.
Advantages of White Fillings:
- Composite fillings restore most of the original strength of the tooth since they are bonded to the tooth. Silver fillings are not bonded to the tooth, so they weaken the teeth making them more susceptible to breaking
- Composite fillings restore the natural appearance of the tooth
- Teeth restored with white fillings are less sensitive to hot and cold than teeth restored with silver fillings (amalgam).
- Composites are mercury-free fillings
Contact us for more information about Tooth Colored Fillings.