Unlike darker colored metallic dental fillings, white fillings are designed to replicate the natural color of your teeth. Tooth colored fillings are commonly used to restore small to medium-sized cavities, minor scratches and breaks, and other defects or tooth damage. People all over Salt Lake City, Holladay, and Murray are switching to aesthetically pleasing white tooth fillings with Dr. Allan S. Thomas.
Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings
White or tooth colored fillings are becoming more and more popular because of their distinct advantages over traditional metal dental fillings. The metal fillings may contain mercury and can potentially lead to mercury getting into the blood stream. Because of this, many patients are swapping out their old fillings with white fillings. These teeth colored fillings are also much better at blending in with your natural teeth.
Thanks to the wonders of cosmetic dentistry, white fillings can be altered to match the natural look of your teeth. Your friends and family won’t even know that you have a dental filling!
These white colored fillings don’t just look better – they also provide greater protection against further damage and decay. These fillings can last for many years, and with the right maintenance and regular dental appointments with our family dentist, can possibly last a lifetime.
Types of Tooth Colored Fillings
At Allan S. Thomas DMD General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Salt Lake City, we use the latest dental procedures and offer two different types of white fillings: in-office composite fillings and laboratory fabricated inlays and onlays.
Our in-office composite fillings are far superior to the metal fillings of yesteryear. Made of special resins, this type of dental filling bonds directly to the tooth and provides a natural and pleasant appearance.
Our Salt Lake City patients have also been very happy when they opted for the lab fabricated fillings that are metal-free. These great fillings are made of high quality pressed porcelain. Pressed porcelain is one of the best materials available to use for tooth colored fillings because of its high durability and natural look.
If you or someone you know is interested in getting high quality white fillings, please contact our office at 801-322-4900 for a free initial consultation. After just a quick drive from Holladay, Murray, Sandy, or other Salt Lake Valley cities, you can have access to a durable and beautiful dental filling.