Fillings are primarily used to restore decayed teeth. Earlier, fillings were made from materials such as gold, silver, and amalgam. Though they offered excellent durability and sealing properties, their usage has been discontinued in recent times due to displeasing aesthetics. As an alternative, white fillings made from composite resin or dental-grade ceramic are being used to fill cavities.
What are the advantages of white fillings?
- White fillings are made from ceramic or composite resin. They can be customized to mimic the color, texture, and contour of the natural teeth, thereby staying under disguise.
- White fillings offer excellent durability and strength. With regular oral activities such as biting and chewing food, their rate of wear is negligible.
- The cavity will be sealed to perfection using white fillings. Microbes will not be able to enter the cavity through any cracks, which completely prevents reinfection.
- The procedure involved in the placement of white fillings is quite simple and minimally invasive. It doesn’t cause pain or discomfort.
- White fillings do not produce toxic reactions with the natural tissues of the teeth.