Natural White Fillings

Dentists Serving Patients in Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton & Nearby Areas of Florida

Tooth-colored fillings restore and protect teeth damaged by decay, without taking away from the attractiveness of your smile. Gone are the days when your only choice was unsightly metal fillings. With today's technology, you can restore your teeth with effective options that join durability and optimum aesthetics.

Are you searching for a Sarasota-area dentist who can restore your smile with white fillings? If so, we encourage you to contact our dentists to arrange an appointment. Please use the contact form on this page, or give us a call in Sarasota at 941-366-3636, or in Venice at 941-497-5451.

What Are White Dental Fillings?

These tooth restorations are formed of a composite resin. This material is very malleable and moldable prior to it be hardened, so our dentists can precisely shape and size it to the specific area being restored.

The filling treatment is simple and fast, and you should not feel any pain or discomfort just as would be the case with metal fillings. Once the dentist has the composite material placed, they will harden the material with a curing light. Once it is hardened we can buff away any irregularities in the size or shape of the filling.

White vs. Metal Fillings

Some of the most significant advantages of white fillings are the following:

  • Color-matched to your natural tooth shade. Modern dental fillings blend seamlessly into your smile.
  • Removes minimal tooth structure. During the placement of metal fillings, the area of decay is removed and cleaned, as well as a good margin of surrounding tooth structure. This is so the metal filling will fit inside the cleaned-out cavity.

White fillings preserve more of the natural tooth structure because they don't need as much room as a metal filling. It's always better to keep as much natural, healthy enamel as possible. Your teeth will be stronger and healthier.

  • Bond directly and durably to the enamel. While metal fillings are packed into the cavity, tooth-colored restorations bond directly to the enamel. This is important because a strong seal is formed between the composite and the tooth.

Metal fillings may have some degree of gap between themselves and the wall of the tooth, which creates the potential for decay to develop in the gap. White fillings strengthen and support the tooth because of the strong bond that is formed.

Replace Old Metal Fillings

While these tooth restorations are certainly utilized to restore and protect a tooth damaged by a new cavity, they can also be used to replace an old metal filling. As part of a full mouth restoration or as a standalone treatment, replacement of old fillings can restore your confidence in your smile. No longer must you wonder if someone can see metal when you laugh and speak.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Ready to find out if tooth-colored fillings will work for your dental needs? Please arrange a consultation with the dentists at The Smile Centre. To reach our Sarasota, FL staff, please call 941-366-3636. If you live in the Venice area, please call our office at 941-497-5451.