White fillings, sometimes called tooth-colored fillings, are a safe and attractive way of treating tooth decayand sealing cavities. Austin area dentist Dr. Dale Williams carefully matches white fillings to the shade of your natural teeth, allowing them to blend seamlessly into your smile and provide both optimal protection and superior aesthetics.
To learn more about white fillings in Austin or to learn about replacing metal fillings with this more attractive option, please call 512-782-0821 to schedule an appointment at our Cedar Park dentistry office.
Benefits of White Fillings
Compared to metal fillings, white fillings offer a number of benefits including:
- Tooth preservation: metal fillings are packed into a cavity, requiring a large amount of your natural tooth be drilled. White fillings are bonded to the tooth, sealing the cavity without the need for excessive enamel removal.
- Temperature resistance: metal fillings expand and contract with temperature fluctuations in your mouth, which can allow them to fall out, or chip, crack, or break a tooth. White fillings are not affected by temperature fluctuations and will remain solidly in place regardless of what you eat or drink.
- Superior protection: metal fillings fill, but do not seal a cavity, which may allow bacteria to seep underneath and cause tooth infection. White fillings, bonded to the tooth, prevent bacteria from entering the cavity.
- Nontoxic: metal fillings contain mercury. While there is some debate about how much mercury can leak into your system from fillings, there is no debate that mercury is a toxic substance linked to myriad health concerns. White fillings are made of a safe, nontoxic composite resin.
Due to the many benefits of Austin white fillings, Dr. Williams does not offer a metal alternative. He would be happy to discuss this with you in greater detail during your regularly scheduled Cedar Park dentistry appointments.
If you live in or around Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock, or Pflugerville, Texas and would like more information on white fillings in Austin, please contact Cedar Park Premier Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with Austin Dentist Dr. Dale Williams.