Composite fillings, or “white fillings” are often preferred over silver fillings because they are made of a tooth coloured material and therefore match your existing teeth. Aside from the aesthetic benefits, there are some additional reasons to recommend white fillings:
- Because the resin compound actually bonds to your tooth, the seal is tighter and the restored tooth can be even stronger than before.
- Less of your natural tooth structure needs to be removed in preparation for a white filling, compared to a silver filling
- Less chance that your teeth will fracture and require a crown in the future, compared to silver fillings.
DENTAL FILLINGS WHILE PREGNANT
Cavity fillings should be treated as soon as possible to reduce the chance of an infection. During the 1st and 2nd trimester are an ideal time to get fillings done. After you’ve reached the 3rd trimester, you may have difficulty lying on your back for an extended period and we’d advise you to wait until after you’ve had the baby before getting dental work done.