What are white restorations?
Until recently, silver amalgam was the material most often used to restore decayed portions of your teeth, especially back teeth. Unfortunately, silver fillings can really darken a smile!
Amalgam fillings absorb moisture and expand and contract with heat and cold. So, as the filling ages, it can fracture your tooth; we'll then need to place a crown on your tooth to save it. Also, silver fillings often undergo metal fatigue, corroding and leaking over time. This destroys the protective seal of the filling and allows new decap to develop uynderneath it. This leakage can give a gray appearance to the entire tooth.
New tooth colored options
Both porcelain and composite resin are bonded directly to the tooth, restoring it to near its original strength and function. Both can be custom-colored to precisely match your teeth, so when porcelain or resing fillings are placed, they're extremely natural looking. This can really make a difference in your appearance, especially if the restoration is visible when you smile.
More advantages of white restorations
Also, because white fillings are bonded to your tooth, they add strength to the tooth.
So if you're looking for an attractive and effective option for restoring one or more decayed teeth, be sure to ask about the latest choices in white restorative materials.