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White Fillings

White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are a modern dental treatment used to restore decayed or damaged teeth. Unlike silver fillings (amalgam), white fillings are composed of a mixture of tooth-colored resin and glass particles, resulting in a natural-looking appearance that blends seamlessly with the tooth. Besides their aesthetic advantage, white fillings offer several benefits over silver fillings. They require less tooth structure removal, resulting in a more conservative restoration. Additionally, white fillings bond directly to the tooth, providing strength and support, while silver fillings merely sit in the cavity. Moreover, composite fillings are mercury-free, making them a safer alternative to amalgam fillings. With their superior aesthetics, conservative approach, and increased safety, white fillings are the only type of fillings that we place at South Bay Dentistry. Call us today to see how we can improve your smile with safe and effective white fillings.