Silver fillings are a thing of the past! While sliver (amalgam) fillings served dentistry reliably for decades, we are at a point in time where white-fillings (“composites” or “tooth-colored” fillings) are the way to go. White fillings are great because they allow us to restore teeth (fix cavities) in an esthetic manner, with a minimal removal of tooth structure.
Unlike sliver fillings which were held in by the shape of the tooth, white fillings are bonded into the teeth. In fact, for this reason, white fillings are sometimes referred to as “bondings”. When providing a white filling, we remove the decay from the tooth as we normally would. We then treat the tooth with bonding agents, and we place the filling in the tooth. Many patients ask about the “blue light” that they see us use – this light is a special light that’s designed to cure (harden) the white filling in-place, which makes the filing set immediately.
As with any type of dental filling, any time you remove decay from a tooth, there’s always a chance that a tooth will need more treatment. Of course, if we predict that a tooth might need to have a root canal, we would tell you that ahead of time. In the past, the most common post-op concern after having a white filling placed was sensitivity. However, with advances in our bonding composite materials, patients report much less post-operative sensitivity. Still, there is a chance that you may have sensitivity after the placement of a deep white filling – and in these cases the sensitivity will most often decrease over time, with no long-lasting effects.
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