You know that each and every time you hear about white fillings at our Riverside, CA practice, it’s like there’s quite a lot of excitement and fanfare surrounding this particular restoration. At first glance, of course, this may be somewhat puzzling to you. Are dental fillings really that exciting, you wonder? Well, the truth is that when you compare the tooth-colored, metal-free fillings of today with the metal fillings of the past, there are a lot of things to smile about! Your Riverside dentist is on board to walk you through the particulars!

They’re Safe For All!

First, your Riverside dentist is pleased to explain to you that white fillings are safe for pretty much everyone. This is in contrast to metal or amalgam fillings, which certainly have some restrictions and may also pose a potential threat. Let’s cover some essential details to remember:

  • If there’s no metal, then individuals who are either allergic to or have a sensitivity to metal can safely receive them
  • While metal fillings are not suitable for young children, white fillings (which are composed of composite) are safe
  • White fillings are also safe for pregnant women, whereas metal ones are not
  • There’s no potential threat of mercury-related toxicity with composite

You Can’t Exactly See Them

Some more good news from your Riverside dentist comes in the form of esthetic benefits! Remember that with a metal filling, the restoration can cause a tooth to appear darker, thereby damaging the uniformity of your smile. When you select a white filling, it simply disappears into your smile, allowing your tooth to look healthy again.

They Only Require Conservative Tissue Removal

Now for the amazing news! Composite fillings require a minimal amount of tissue removal for placement, which means you get to preserve more of your natural tooth tissue, which promotes a much longer, healthier life for that tooth!

Enjoy The Advantages Of White Fillings

Take time to learn all about why it’s so beneficial to receive a tooth-colored filling from our practice, when you need to treat a cavity! Follow through to address your decay to return to optimal oral health. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.