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Treating Decay with White Fillings

September 9, 2013

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , , , — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 7:03 am

white fillingsHas your San Diego general dentist told you that you need one or more fillings? In the past, dentists would treat decay with dark, unsightly fillings made of metal. Today, that’s not the case.

With white fillings from your San Diego general dentist, you can get the treatment you need without attracting attention to the work you’ve had done. What’s more, patients concerned about the makeup of metal fillings (which include a small amount of mercury) can relax knowing that white fillings are made of composite resin, a durable material also used in cosmetic bonding.

Your San Diego general dentist offers single-visit care with white fillings. As with traditional fillings, the tooth will be prepped, and then the filling material will be added to the tooth.

White fillings, like conventional fillings, are durable. But what’s more, white fillings support tooth structure in a way conventional fillings don’t, through their bond with what’s left of your tooth. This bond deters breakage and insulates against temperate changes. But the biggest benefit of white fillings is that they let each patient keep more of their natural smile. That, in turn, will improve your smile’s outlook going forward.

Do you have questions about white fillings and how they differ from conventional fillings? Don’t hesitate to give your San Diego general dentist a call with your questions or to schedule an appointment.

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