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Colorado Springs White Fillings

You should be able to smile broadly and laugh freely with the confidence that no dark amalgam fillings will show and detract from the appearance of your teeth. And you can. White fillings from Dr. Joseph Rota strengthen your teeth, look completely natural, and they are mercury free.

Photo of teeth with amalgam fillings before they were replaced with white fillings, which are available from Colorado Springs cosmetic dentist Dr. Joseph Rota.
Unattractive amalgam fillings
weaken teeth

Traditionally, dentists have used silver amalgam to restore damaged or decayed portions of your teeth. We know that amalgam fillings can be unsightly, and in the long run, because of the damage they can cause, they can be expensive.

Amalgam fillings can expand with age or undergo metal fatigue and break down, losing their seal and allowing decay to seep in around the filling. The expansion of the amalgam can also cause fractures in the tooth structure, which means you will likely need a crown on that tooth. Additionally, silver amalgam is actually fifty percent mercury. This causes safety concerns, because mercury is a toxic metal, and once it gets into your system, it can stay there for years.

The metal in amalgam fillings can cause unsightly dark gray stains on the teeth and gums. Fortunately, we have a more attractive solution with composite resin fillings.

Advantages of White Fillings

Photo after receiving white fillings, which are available from Colorado springs cosmetic dentist Dr. Joseph Rota.
White fillings strengthen teeth
and look natural

There are many advantages to restoring teeth with composite resin fillings. Because they are bonded tightly to the natural tooth structure, composite resin fillings can restore your teeth to nearly their original strength. We can remove less of your natural tooth so that it remains stronger and less likely to crack or break, decreasing the chances that your tooth will require a crown in the future.

Composite resin fillings are healthier for your gums, since their tooth-colored margins allow us to place them above the gumline. The brands of composite that we use often contain fluoride, which helps prevent new decay at the edges of the fillings. And composite resin fillings don’t just offer health benefits—they also look great! We closely match the color of the resin to the color of your teeth so that the fillings blend beautifully and brighten your smile.

Learn more about fillings at the Patient Education Center.