A common procedure that many patients may require some time during a dental visit are fillings. White fillings are made up of a plastic and glass combination which is used to patch teeth that have been damaged due to cavities or tooth decay. Most patients favor white fillings over other filling options because they are designed to match the natural colour of your teeth.
The greatest advantage of white fillings are the colour, primarily because they are not very visible when compared to metal fillings. Typically, white fillings can be administered within one dental visit.
Fillings are used to treat cavities. If the cavities are left untreated, more complications can develop such as infections, pain, discomfort, tooth loss and even the requirement of a root canal treatment.
Treating your cavities right away can save a lot of money and also help avoid possible complications they may develop if left untreated.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.