Restore A Seamless Healthy-Looking Smile With White Fillings

At Methuen Family Dentistry in Methuen, white fillings have emerged as a preferred choice for our patients seeking natural-looking and durable results. These tooth-colored fillings offer numerous advantages over traditional silver amalgam fillings.

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What are white fillings?

White fillings, also known as composite fillings or tooth-colored fillings, are dental restorations used to repair teeth damaged by decay, cracks, or fractures. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, which contain a mix of metals, white fillings are composed of a resin material matched to the color of your natural teeth. This makes them virtually indistinguishable from your surrounding teeth, providing a discreet and aesthetically pleasing solution.

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How are white fillings applied?

After preparing the tooth by removing the decayed or damaged portion, our dentist applies the tooth-colored composite resin in layers. Each layer is hardened using a special curing light, ensuring a strong bond to the tooth structure. The dentist then shapes and polishes the filling to blend seamlessly with the natural tooth, restoring its function and appearance. The entire process can usually be completed in a single dental visit, making it convenient for many patients.

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What are the benefits of white fillings?

White fillings are virtually invisible, allowing you to maintain a natural-looking smile. The placement of white fillings requires minimal removal of healthy tooth structure, preserving the strength and integrity of the tooth. The composite resin bonds directly to the tooth, providing added stability and support. White fillings can repair front and back teeth, making them versatile for dental restorations. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, white fillings do not conduct temperature changes, resulting in reduced post-treatment sensitivity.

Contact us today to explore whether white fillings are the right option for you. With their natural appearance and numerous benefits, white fillings have become the preferred choice for those seeking functional and cosmetic dental solutions.

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Benefits of White Fillings