Dental fillings are a common type of dental restoration used to repair cavities and other forms of damage to your tooth enamel. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed and replaced with the filling material. In the past, many types of materials were used for dental fillings, such as gold and amalgam. Today, Dr. Christina Sehy VerSchave, our dentist at Belmar Smiles, is pleased to offer dental fillings made of composite resin, known as white fillings.
There are many benefits to white fillings. Composite resin, a durable mixture including plastic alloys and powdered glass, looks exactly like natural tooth enamel and can be perfectly matched to your existing tooth color. It is also able to bond with your tooth structure, providing extra strength and stability. White fillings are also considered safer for your smile than other materials, such as amalgam, eliminating the risk of mercury exposure.
It generally only takes one visit to our office to place a dental filling in Lakewood, Colorado. If you would like to learn more about this process and discover all the benefits of white fillings, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly dental team. We look forward to improving the health and strength of your smile.