White Tooth-Colored Fillings for Irvine Residents
Despite your best efforts with daily brushing and flossing, and our best efforts at Smile by Design with your regular checkups, cavities do occur. When Dr. Choi does find a cavity, he always uses white fillings made from durable composite resins that can be color-matched to your enamel.
Metal fillings are dark and obvious on the teeth, while white fillings blend in seamlessly with your natural tooth color. Moreover, with metal fillings there is a risk of metal sensitivity as well as toxicity, because some amalgams of metal contain mercury.
Cavity Treatment with Tooth-Colored Fillings
Aside from the fact that no one will be able to tell you’ve had a cavity treatment, white fillings offer other advantages. Made of composite resins, white fillings are more durable than amalgam fillings. Also, less tooth preparation is required for a filling made of composite resin than metal. Thus, more of the original tooth structure is preserved, making the tooth stronger. Finally, white fillings bond to the remaining tooth structure for a tight seal, preventing breakage and providing more insulation against temperature changes.
White fillings aren’t only used for newly occurring cavities. If you are self-conscious about your old metal fillings, Dr. Choi can often replace those with white fillings, which are strong and stain resistant.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you would like to learn more about white fillings, or to make an appointment with Irvine dentist, Dr. Choi, call the office of Smile by Design at 949-786-2820. Dr. Choi and his team will be happy to take care of you. Located in Irvine, CA, we conveniently serve patients from Costa Mesa, Lake Forest, and Santa Ana, Tustin and Mission Viejo and the surrounding area.