White Fillings, Procelain Fillings, Removing Amalgam Fillings
What is a white composite filling?
Made from biocompatible composite resin (white fillings) are a durable and attractive alternative to metal amalgams (metal fillings). Dr. Marzvaan fills cavities with white fillings and can replace old metal dental work with white fillings as well. White fillings are suitable for adults and children.
What is the difference between composite and metal fillings?
Because metal is a temperature conductor, it expands and contracts when it encounters hot and cold. This can cause cracks where bacteria will hide and eat away at a tooth. Non-metal fillings aren't temperature sensitive so they do not expand and contract like metal does, thus there is a stronger bond between the filling and the tooth. We blend them to match your tooth shade so composite fillings look completely natural.
The benefits of composite fillings include:
- Stronger tooth-filling bonds
- Not temperature sensitive
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Can last up to 10 years
- White fillings are great for children and adults.
With modern dental technology like DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection, The expert dentists at Orange County Cosmetic Dentist can find small cavities and fill them before they turn into larger problems. White fillings will improve your oral health and your smile's appearance.
This composite material can also be used to cosmetically repair and restore some damaged teeth. This is done by adding the composite resin to a tooth that is chipped or discolored to restore it cosmetically. Once the composite resin is applied to the tooth the dentist will use a special light to harden it. After it is hardened the tooth is polished to limit staining and premature wear.
Made from biocompatible composite resin, white fillings are the durable, attractive alternative to metal amalgams. Dr. Marzvaan fills cavities with white fillings and can replace old metal dental work with white fillings, as well.