Some 15 or 20 years ago, getting a filling meant having a dark gray metal embedded in a tooth to patch up the area of a cavity. While silver fillings were effective and lasted for years, they were also extremely visible against the white of natural teeth. Additionally, silver fillings weaken tooth structure to the point where teeth can crack and break apart.
Gone are the old metal fillings. Today’s fillings are natural-looking tooth-colored composite resin that last for years. White fillings practically disappear once complete.
Fillings remain one of the most effective means to repair a tooth that has been attacked by cavity-causing bacteria. White fillings stop the decay, seal up your teeth, and halts the bateria’s progress toward the tooth nerve.
With bigger cavities, larger fillings are needed. However, unlike the silver fillings of years ago, today’s fillings no longer look like big dark marks on the repaired tooth.
At Piney Orchard Dental, we make a point of not just caring for your teeth; we also want to make sure your teeth take care of you. Located in Odenton, Maryland, we regularly provide tooth colored fillings for patients, including those from the surrounding areas of Crofton as well as Gambrills and Severn. Dr. Trevor Greene leads our team and expertly places professional-grade fillings every day. To schedule your appointment, call us at (443) 601-8884. You’ll be surprised how easy and convenient it is to remove a cavity and place a white filling.