January 12, 2015
Dental composite is the name of white filings. They have been around for many years and have become widely used to make mouths healthy and to create beautiful smiles.
I n the old days of dentistry before the 1980’s, tooth colored fillings had been confined to the front teeth because they were not strong enough to hold up under the forces of powerful adult chewing.
That is not true anymore. White fillings are strong and they improve the color your natural teeth. Today’s composite fillings have evolved to eclipse yesteryear’s silver and gold fillings.
White fillings are also convenient. They can be placed in one short visit.
Most of the time that white fillings are used they are “bonded’ in place. This means that they are adhered to the teeth and there is virtually no seam at the interface of the enamel and the filling. This has two very important uses. First, they make the enamel very strong and secondly, they resist decay. They resist decay because there is no gap between the fillings and enamel so bacteria and food cannot be pushed between the enamel and the filling when chewing.
Modern white composite fillings are suitable for baby teeth and adult teeth. They contribute to patient’s health and appearance. The payoffs often extend to better self esteem and confidence since you are healthier and have a pleasing smile that you are proud of.
So why not avail yourself to these new white fillings? You can replace worn out silver, black and gold fillings with tooth colored composites and smile with confidence.
We continually study the newest technologies of white filling so we can offer the best services dentistry has to offer to our patients.
We look forward to caring for you and your family!
To schedule an appointment, call us today at 781 272 5890. To learn more about us and our family oriented dental practice, visit our website at: www.richardlewisdmd.com.
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