White fillings are a safer, more discreet alternative to traditional metal fillings. They are matched exactly to the color of your tooth to provide a beautiful, natural looking restoration. White fillings are made of a strong composite resin designed to withstand normal chewing pressure. A white filling requires less of your tooth structure to be removed than a traditional metal filling. As a result, it will actually strengthen your tooth.
A different type of composite resin is used for your front and back teeth. The material used for your visible teeth has a higher shine, and the material used for your back teeth is designed more for durability since these teeth exert more force when chewing.
Ohio dentist Dr. Raymond Sheridan uses white fillings and porcelain inlays and onlays to address decay caused by cavities. Whether you need a filling to repair a new cavity or you would like to replace an old metal filling with a safer, more natural looking white filling, Dr. Sheridan can help you achieve your goals.