Most patients will require a dental filling to treat tooth decay or tooth damage at some point in their lives. A dental filling is one of the most important dental treatments in the long term maintenance of a healthy smile. There are a variety of materials that can be used for a dental filling and Dr. Elizabeth Lee will make the appropriate recommendation for your specific needs when you visit our Memphis dentist office.
Benefits of White Fillings
Amalgam has been the most commonly used material for a dental filling for many years due to its economical cost. But this blend of metals, including mercury, can present a health concern for many patients and while durable, can affect the aesthetics of your natural smile. Dark fillings often make your smile appear aged and as a softer material, can break down over time, raising the risk of additional damage or decay.
In most cases, white composite fillings are recommended for a durable result that can be made to blend with your natural smile. Dr. Lee can replace your old, dark fillings to improve your oral health and make over your smile.
Composite fillings are highly durable and when placed, create a tight seal around the tooth which greatly reduces the risk of future damage or decay. They are color matched to your natural teeth for a beautiful result that can complement your smile while addressing a dental problem.