Silver amalgam fillings have been the standard cavity filling material since the 1940’s, however that all changed a few decades ago when white fillings were introduced. Back in the late 1990’s there were some problems with white fillings, but technology has become so advanced that white fillings are sturdy enough for back teeth. There are several advantages to white fillings. Less tooth structure removal is one of the biggest, as the Glen Dental Center in Glenview does not have to drill at least two millimeters deep as is the case for silver amalgam fillings. Because white fillings are bonded directly to the tooth, the weak part of the tooth structure does not have to be touched.
White fillings are also more comfortable as they don’t react with heat or cold the way that silver amalgam fillings do. White fillings are also less sensitive as the nerve endings in the tooth are sealed causing less discomfort.
One of the big pluses when it comes to white fillings is cosmetic. White fillings do no distract from your smile even when you are laughing. If you are one of those people who has a big toothy grin, your fillings will show. If you have white fillings, your back teeth will look as if they have never been filled instead of exposing a bunch of black teeth.
If you would like an incredibly brighter, more beautiful smile, call 847-486-1222, or go online and schedule a personalized dental appointment with the Glen Dental Center in Glenview today.