Dentists offer options for dental fillings that include white fillings. White tooth-coloured fillings are durable and more attractive than the darker color of amalgam fillings. Howard H. Carrico III, D.D.S. provides composite fillings for our patients in the Kaneohe, Kailua, Waimanalo, and Haleiwa areas.
Natural colored white fillings are a great option for filling small and medium sized cavities. In addition, the material is used for minor tooth restorations. The material is strong, durable, resist stains, and less of the tooth structure needs to be removed, compared with amalgam fillings.
Advantages of Tooth Colored Fillings
- Composite fillings match the natural color of your teeth, so you can avoid the gray tooth appearance that is common with amalgam fillings.
- White fillings require less tooth structure removal, so the healthy tooth is preserved, and only the decayed portion is removed.
- For patients with metal allergies or concerns about mercury toxicity, tooth colored fillings are often a better choice.
- While amalgam is deemed safe by the American Dental Association, some public health groups continue to express concern about the material. As a result, some patients prefer composite materials.
For additional information about our cosmetic dentistry services in the Kaneohe, Kailua, Waimanalo, and Haleiwa or to determine if white tooth-colored filings are right for you, contact our office at (808) 261-6581 to schedule an appointment.