Fillings (Resin)

White Fillings in Warsaw, IN

See the video below to learn how silver fillings can damage your teeth.

When our teeth experience damage and decay, a “filling” is the treatment used to restore tooth structure. In the past, before the natural-looking white filling material we use today, teeth were filled with amalgam or metal fillings that contain traces of mercury. For our patients’ health and so they can achieve more natural-looking smiles, we will replace old, damaged metal with white fillings (composites).

Thanks to advances made in the dental field, we now use composites to fill damaged teeth, so the traces of mercury and unsightly look of silver fillings are no longer a concern.

White Fillings vs. Silver Fillings

  • White fillings actually strengthen a tooth by bonding to it and restoring most of its original shape. Silver fillings actually weaken a tooth by making them susceptible to breaking, a very costly issue to treat. In the long run, white fillings can save time and money.
  • The natural-looking feel, color and strength of white fillings make them the most popular choice by patients. Not only is your tooth’s health restored, but so is the look of your smile.
  • Patients often experience hot and cold sensitivity with silver fillings, but with a white filling it is greatly reduced.
  • When teeth are filled with composites, dramatically smaller holes are needed meaning less removal of tooth is required, compared to silver fillings.

Visit Your Local Warsaw Dentistry

The health and happiness of our patients is our top priority, so if you have silver fillings and want to learn about replacing them with white fillings, visit our office and we will work with you to help you achieve a smile that makes you happy. We offer general, implant and cosmetic dentistry, so an office and team you can trust with your dental health is never far away. We are located in Warsaw, IN, but serve patients from Syracuse, Winona Lake and all surrounding areas. Please contact our office today and our team will be happy to help you!