In many cases, when teeth are decayed or broken, a dentist will use fillings to replace the tooth mass lost. Fillings are usually dark or silver in color. Although they can help prevent further decay and can make the tooth stronger, they can look unsightly in your mouth. When you smile or laugh, the dark fillings may be visible, making you feel self-conscious. White fillings are a great alternative. These fillings are made with a tooth-colored resin material or porcelain that is attached to the tooth. These white fillings are invisible, so that your teeth look naturally perfect. With white fillings, no one has to know you even have fillings.
If you have silver, metal, or mercury fillings or you can have them replaced with tooth-colored resin or porcelain. Not only will this enhance your smile, but it can be healthier for you. Dentists have long been worried about the potential health hazards of old-fashioned mercury fillings. If you have this sort of filling, you may wish to speak to your dentist about the newer alternatives available.