Are you embarrassed by the gold, silver, or dull gray color of your fillings? Have some of these fillings turned black? Are you worried that those are the only things people see when you smile or speak? If so, you’re not alone and now you can do something about it.
White fillings, also known as porcelain or composite fillings, are special fillings designed to match the natural color of your teeth. White fillings are used to restore your tooth or repair a defect. The fillings may also be used to replace or restore old mercury fillings. The porcelain filling essentially becomes part of the tooth itself.
White fillings contain no mercury. The porcelain filling is shaped specifically to your tooth itself, giving you a natural look while the filling goes virtually unnoticed. White fillings are the most attractive, durable alternative to silver fillings on the market.
If you have a cavity or tooth that needs repair, or even an old mercury filling you would like to replace, white fillings may be just what you are looking for to give you the picture-perfect smile.