Tooth-Colored Restorations (Fillings)
What are White Fillings?
Traditional fillings are made of silver amalgam, which is strong and durable but has the disadvantage of being highly visible in the mouth. Our Northridge dentist uses white fillings which are composed of composite resin. This composite gives the filling a white color and makes it virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth.
Removing and Replacing Silver Amalgam Fillings
While most patients choose tooth-colored fillings for new cavities, many patients are also choosing to have their old silver fillings removed and replaced by tooth-colored fillings for a more uniform and pleasing appearance, especially in areas where fillings are visible. Removal and replacement of silver amalgam fillings is generally easy and relatively quick. The new fillings are durable and much more attractive in appearance.