Formerly, our dental fillings 75080, are specialised in dental amalgam and silver fillings to fill tooth decay caused cavities. Because of the relatively high concentration of powdered copper, tin, and silver alongside liquid mercury within the silver fillings, the chances of mercury poisoning were at an all time high. This was the industry standard until scientists thought of a new substance which would replace the traditional silver fillings. White fillings, also known as composite fillings, were introduced and took the world of dentistry by storm by removing the high possibility of mercury poisoning related to dental amalgam.
The now mercury free White fillings are made purely of a plastic and glass mixture, no need for heavy and potentially toxic metals. White fillings have been established not only as just fillings but have also found their use in cosmetic dentistry such as smile enhancement. In addition to the white fillings filling cavities, they also considerably strengthen the structure of teeth due to the plastic and glass composite binding itself to them. Small cavities can be filled and maintenance procedures such as changing the filling can be carried out with ease when necessary. Due to the nature of the material used, spotting and fixing decay is very easy. The composite is also highly thermally resistant.
White fillings are extremely durable and with proper routine checkups that will check for any early signs of decay or bacteria that could be considered harmful, they can last for around 8-10 years if taken care of properly. Regular cleaning, brushing, and flossing of the teeth are advised as always regardless of state of teeth. With white fillings, you can enhance that very special something in your smile.