When you have a cavity, the dentist will remove any decay from the tooth and fill that new space in the tooth with a dental filling. Filling the cavity will prevent further decay, restore the function of the tooth, and prevent fracturing by maintaining the natural tooth structure. With good, continued dental care, your white fillings can last many years.
White fillings are made of a composite resin material that can be color-matched to your tooth. However, a natural appearance is not the only benefit of this type of filling. White fillings are durable and made of safe materials. While silver fillings can expand and contract when consuming hot or cold food and drinks, white fillings can withstand these temperature changes. This reduces the risk of tooth fracture. Overall, white fillings help to prevent the further decay of a tooth while also restoring it to normal functionality.
As Texarkana’s Top Rated Local® dentist, Dr. Andrew Curry’s experience and know-how will improve the health and beauty of your smile. Contact us today for your next dental appointment!