One of the most common dental issues is cavities. Cavities, also known as tooth decay, negatively impact the health of your smile. The primary treatment for cavities is dental fillings. Here at All About Smiles Dentistry, we focus on both the health and appearance of the smile, so we use all-white composite fillings to treat cavities. So if you believe you have a cavity but don't want unsightly metal in your mouth, reach out to our team for all-white dental fillings in Forked River.
What is in White Dental Fillings?
White dental fillings are comprised of composite materials. Composite fillings provide both durability and resistance to fractures. The benefit of these tooth-colored restorations is that they are difficult to discern within the smile, especially when compared to silver amalgam fillings, metal fillings, or other dark-colored restorations used to repair a natural tooth. White fillings for cavities are highly desirable for their seamless integration into a smile, safety, and efficiency.
Are White Dental Fillings Safe?
Silver amalgam fillings, are comprised of mercury, a toxic substance. These silver amalgam fillings have been known to cause patients issues. While the ADA has deemed them safe, our Forked River dentist has decided not to use them and only opt for white composite fillings. With composite resin fillings, patients can rest easy, knowing that their restoration contains no mercury.
Why Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Get in Touch With All About Smiles Dentistry
To schedule an appointment for tooth decay repair with Drs. LouAnn Van Liew and Deborah Hoover of Forked River, NJ, call (609) 242-3567 today. The office is conveniently located at 710 Lacey Road, and accepts new and returning patients and families. We provide general and advanced cosmetic dentistry solutions for our community.