Does the material used for a dental filling really matter? Well, certainly if the cavity is on a front tooth, you’d want to opt for a composite-resin (tooth colored) filling for cosmetic reasons. However, why not just go for the least expensive and strongest filling for your back teeth? The truth is your back teeth may be seen more often than you realize. Look around you on any given day. When someone yawns without covering their mouth, screams, or throws their head back with an open-mouthed laugh, you’ll realize that you know exactly what types of fillings they have, and in which position. Would you rather have your fillings blend in with the rest of your teeth? Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, is happy to provide patients with white fillings.
Tooth Decay and Fillings
Tooth decay is a bacterial based disease. When bacteria are present and eating away at a part of your body, they’ll stop at nothing to finish the job. Without the help of a dentist to clean bacteria out and seal the area with a dental filling, you will likely end up with infection spreading to the roots, jawbone, and gum tissues. This can result in tooth loss. Silver (amalgam) fillings are simply not as attractive as white fillings when you consider cosmetics. When teeth are chipped or slightly flawed, a procedure called dental bonding can be used to cover over unsightly damage. This same material – composite-resin – can be used for fillings.
The White Choice for Fillings
While white fillings are not as strong as amalgam or other metals, they are a great solution as long as you still have sufficient natural tooth structure. Composite resin clings to tooth enamel, but if a cavity is really bad, you might not have much enamel remaining on your teeth. As an added bonus, you don’t have to worry about even the slightest bit of mercury exposure or temperature sensitivity.
Farmington Hills Dentist Offers White Fillings
If you are interested in a consultation for white fillings, your Farmington Hills dentist would be happy to see you. To schedule an appointment, contact our 48335 dentist office at (248)566-6490. We are proud to provide comprehensive dentistry to patients from Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Novi, Livonia, Detroit, and surrounding neighborhoods.