White Fillings Repair Cavities Attractively
Traditional teeth fillings for cavities used to be silver. Now modern white fillings are the most natural, and often most preferred option to fill a cavity and instantly enhance your smile and confidence. At Drs. Mango & Langdon’s dentist office in Greensboro, we can match the white fillings to the shade of your tooth for a virtually invisible filling that creates a more natural smile and blends seamlessly with the teeth.
Besides the obvious color difference, white teeth fillings have many advantages that silver fillings neglect to offer:
- White fillings bond to the tooth, strengthening the tooth in its entirety, while silver fillings weaken the teeth.
- White fillings are less sensitive to heat and cold.
- White fillings do not contain mercury, which is potentially toxic.
- The preparation for white fillings requires significantly less tooth removal than preparing for silver fillings. The size of the hole is much smaller, thus leaving the majority of your tooth in tact.
If you already have silver fillings, our dentists can replace them with white fillings if desired. White fillings only need to be replaced approximately every 25 years with good oral hygiene and maintenance such as brushing teeth twice a day, flossing, and getting regular dental check ups.