Silver-colored amalgam fillings have been the standard in the United States for many years. While they were originally chosen for their affordability, strength, and durability, they can contain upwards of 50 percent mercury, which is a harmful toxin. At Vivid Dental, we do not use amalgam fillings and instead opt for composite resin fillings. These white dental fillings will keep your smile healthy and looking flawless.
Sometimes referred to as tooth-colored fillings, white fillings are made of composite resin. The material is highly durable and can be color-matched to the tooth to blend in seamlessly. White dental fillings are bonded in the cavity. The filling is placed into the tooth in layers and hardened with a light. Once the cavity is filled, the tooth will be shaped and polished to restore original dimensions.
One of the most obvious benefits of white dental fillings is that they are natural looking and no one will be able to notice them. Other benefits include:
At Vivid Dental, our mission is to provide safe, beautiful restorations that will restore health, functionality, and beauty to your smile. If you are in the Houston area, call us today at 281-809-4902 to schedule an appointment. We always welcome new patients into our family.