White Fillings in Chandler, AZ

Dr. Troy Gombert has been helping the people of Chandler, AZ, brighten their smiles and improve overall oral health. White composite fillings are a safer, natural-looking alternative to amalgam or silver fillings. Here are some reasons why white dental fillings are a better option.

White Fillings Help Strengthen Your Teeth

Because white fillings bond directly to the tooth, they help to restore most of the tooth's original strength. Mercury/amalgam may be stronger on their own, but the less cohesive manner in which they attach to a tooth weaken the tooth over time and make it more prone to fracturing.

An example of this is the visible crack in the right portion of the middle mercury/amalgam filling pictured below.



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Long-Term Savings

Because amalgam fillings can cause larger problems in the future, having the white dental fillings placed instead can save you money in the long run. One simple dental filling is a lot better than having a filling done only to have a root canal later that can happen with amalgam fillings. Have Dr. Gombert perform this cosmetic dental service and provide you with white fillings to look better and save you money long term.


The Advantage of Mercury-free Dental Fillings

White fillings are mercury-free. Mercury is one of the metals that has been used for many years in tooth fillings and has been found to be toxic. Mercury should never be placed in a patient's mouth for any reason, let alone a tooth filling. Luckily, Chandler, AZ, dentist Dr. Gombert uses mercury-free fillings for his patients.


White Fillings Mean Less Sensitivity

Metal tooth fillings have caused many problems for patients. These problems have included sensitivity and what people call “zingers” that can cause aching. You won’t have to worry about those problems with white dental fillings. White fillings are less sensitive to hot and cold foods than amalgam or silver fillings.


Less Removal of Your Tooth's Structure

The placement of white fillings requires less removal of your tooth's original structure than when placing mercury/amalgam fillings. The difference in how much tooth structure is removed can be considerable, especially when it comes to cavities. We have some photos here to show you the difference:

Preparation for a mercury/amalgam filling (above) requires removing all the susceptible grooves. The result is a relatively large filling for a small cavity. But this is the method that is necessary to fill this type of cavity with amalgam

Placing a bonded white filling (above) requires only the removal of the decay. The rest of the tooth surface that is still susceptible to decay is merely sealed with a thinner form of the composite. There is much less drilling.

amalgamprep Preparation for a mercury/amalgam filling (above) requires removing all the susceptible grooves. The result is a relatively large filling for a small cavity. But this is the method that is necessary to fill this type of cavity with amalgam
whiteprep Placing a bonded white composite filling (above) requires only the removal of the decay. The rest of the tooth surface that is still susceptible to decay is merely sealed with a thinner form of the composite. There is much less drilling.

White Fillings Are More Attractive

White fillings look identical to your natural teeth. They go a long way to creating a smile that looks healthy and attractive. This is often the most important reason cosmetic dental patients choose white fillings instead of the traditional silver or amalgam fillings.

To get white dental fillings for your teeth, give Dr. Gombert and his team a call at 480-899-4308 today. We want to make your smile shine, and white fillings can do that for you.