White Fillings

White Fillings

Nowadays, there’s a lot of pressure to have a nice smile. Even though we’re told not to judge people by their appearance, studies say how someone’s teeth look affects how we think about them. For instance, many people wouldn’t want a second date with someone if they thought their teeth didn’t look good. People prefer bright, white teeth with not too much dental work. Most dental fixes are noticeable, but some options are less obvious. One is white fillings, which are more popular and asked for than the older and cheaper silver fillings.

White fillings can be crafted from different materials, but they typically consist of a mix of glass particles, synthetic resin, and a setting agent. They don’t have a precise white shade but are designed to match the color of your natural teeth. Using white fillings for dental repairs is considered very safe.

Like amalgam fillings, white fillings provide a straightforward and efficient solution for repairing teeth that are impacted by various issues. These encompass:

  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Reshaping short or uneven teeth
  • Cavities
  • Substituting previous cavity fillings (whether silver amalgam or white)

There’s often a question about whether white fillings are as sturdy and resilient as silver amalgam fillings. Although white fillings are commonly considered less durable than their silver counterparts, advancements in the materials used mean they can endure for a substantial period with proper care.

Not surprisingly, the primary benefit of white fillings is that they do not consist of dark metal. Opting for a restoration that closely matches your natural tooth color offers a range of advantages, including:

  • A discreet dental restoration that blends seamlessly with natural tooth material.
  • Increased confidence in your smile.
  • Enhanced self-esteem.
  • Reduced inclination to cover your mouth while eating, drinking, talking, laughing, and more.
  • A naturally appealing smile.
  • The appearance of well-maintained, healthy teeth.
  • Cosmetic white fillings are straightforward to prepare and can be applied in a single appointment. The procedure is minimally invasive and typically requires only local anesthesia. Moreover, there is virtually no downtime, allowing patients to return to normal activities as soon as the anesthesia wears off.

For additional information about white fillings or to schedule a consultation to determine if you are a suitable candidate for this aesthetically pleasing dental restoration, please contact our office in Tulsa, OK.