Are White Fillings Strong Enough?

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White fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are shaded to fit unnoticeably into the teeth in which they are being placed. This, of course, makes them a more aesthetically pleasing option to metal alternatives. But are white fillings as strong as metal amalgams? Can they withstand the same daily use and restore the same amount of strength?

The simple answer is Yes. And so much more.

White Fillings Metal Fillings
Are bonded to the surface of the tooth for optimal reliability Require a large hole be drilled into which material can be packed, but are not bonded to the tooth’s surface
Are impervious to temperature fluctuations in the mouth Change shape with temperature fluctuations
Will not expand or contract, preserving the structure of your tooth Expand and contract, allowing them to crack or break teeth from the inside
Will not come loose or fall out Can come loose and fall out/be swallowed
Are nontoxic Contain known toxic metals


Hillsboro family dentist Dr. Michael Negru only offers white fillings due to their superior strength, reliability, and safety. He can even replace old metal fillings with these nontoxic alternatives to help preserve and protect your smile for years to come.

To learn more about our family dentistry services, please contact Bright Smile Dental today. Based in Beaverton, we welcome patients from Hillsboro, Aloha, and all surrounding Oregon communities.

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