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White Fillings

White fillings, or composite resins, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural. The alternative to a white filling is a silver filling (amalgam). Amalgam fillings are not commonly placed nowadays due to the amount of tooth structure required for removal in order to place this type of filling. Long term, this can weaken the over-all natural structure surrounding the filling and require a crown to restore.

It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than it does for a metal filling. That’s because composite fillings require the tooth be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled. Tooth-colored fillings are now used more often than amalgam or gold fillings, probably due to cosmetics. In a society focused on a white, bright smile, people tend to want fillings that blend with the natural color of their teeth.

Ultimately, the best dental filling is no dental filling. Prevention is the best medicine. You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases simply by brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, eating a balanced diet, and visiting the dentist regularly.

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