Restore Your Smile With White Fillings
posted: Nov. 14, 2019.
How white fillings from your cosmetic dentist in Manassas, VA, can improve your smile
Do you need dental fillings? If so, do you know that you have a much more beautiful choice than metal fillings? It’s true! Thanks to a revolutionary material known as composite, you can have spectacular dental fillings that blend with your smile! Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Thao Bui-Nguyen in Manassas, VA, offers white fillings to improve your smile.
White fillings are a popular dental procedure because they offer the strength you need and the beauty you want. White fillings may be even stronger than metal fillings because the composite is actually bonded to your tooth structure, creating a strong seal. Metal fillings, on the other hand, are simply placed in the prepared opening, not actually bonded to tooth structure.
White fillings are also beautiful and natural-looking. The composite used in white fillings can be matched to the color of your teeth. It also starts out as a liquid, so it can be sculpted to match the natural contours of your teeth. After the liquid composite is placed, it is hardened with an ultraviolet light. The result is a strong, white filling that blends with your smile and doesn’t detract from it, the way a metal filling can.
White fillings are versatile too! They can repair and restore teeth that are:
- Slightly to severely damaged by tooth decay
- Cracked, chipped, or worn down from trauma or grinding
- Broken, or have areas of lost tooth structure from an injury or other cause
White fillings can also hide many cosmetic problems like these:
- Stains and discolorations from lifestyle habits like tobacco use
- Enamel defects and fracture lines from genetics or other causes
- Old, unsightly, crumbling metal fillings which are leaking
White fillings can restore your great smile, without the ugly look or bad taste of metal. You and your smile deserve white fillings. To find out more about how white fillings can help your smile, call your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Thao Bui-Nguyen in Manassas, VA, right now!