Using dental fillings to address areas of decay in the smile

White composite fillings are a unique cosmetic composite restoration used when patients have an area of tooth decay that they need to fill and seal to keep it from worsening. Patients love using this composite filling on the front or back teeth as they are tooth-colored and much safer than alternatives such as silver amalgam. At Cambridge Family Dental, Dr. Angela Bauer Williams of Cambridge, Wisconsin, only uses composite fillings and neither provides nor recommends silver amalgam fillings.

Why should I avoid silver amalgam fillings?

Silver amalgam fillings are formulated with mercury, a toxic substance that can be harmful to patients’ overall health. In contrast, white composite fillings are made from a mixture of certain types of plastic and fine glass particles and do not contain any harmful materials.

Composite restorations have become increasingly popular over the years due to their natural appearance and safer composition. Not only do they blend in with the color of natural teeth, but they also provide a more natural and conservative approach to treating tooth decay. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, white composite fillings require less removal of the healthy tooth structure during placement, preserving more of the natural tooth.

In addition to their aesthetic advantages, white composite fillings also have practical benefits for patients. They are bonded directly to the tooth surface, creating a very tight seal that helps prevent further decay and strengthens the tooth structure. This bonding process also allows for a more precise restoration, resulting in a better fit and higher success rate.

How else does Dr. Angela Bauer Williams use composite resin in her dental office?

White, tooth-colored composite fillings are versatile and can be used to fill cavities and repair chipped or cracked teeth, reshape misaligned teeth, and cover up gaps between teeth. This versatility makes this material extremely popular in many areas of dentistry.

Call today to learn more about tooth-colored fillings with the team at Cambridge Family Dental

If you are ready to discuss this and other aesthetic services available at our practice, call (608) 423-6784 to request an appointment at our office, conveniently located at 710 Katie Court in Cambridge, Wisconsin.

Dr. Angela Bauer Williams EAT Bio

Dr. Angela Bauer Williams

Dr. Angela Bauer Williams received her bachelor’s degree from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, and her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Constantly pursuing clinical excellence, Dr. Bauer is committed to continuing education and has studied with top clinicians in the country. She is an active member of the Dane County Dental Society, Wisconsin Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry (holds Fellowship too), American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Seattle Study Club.

Being a dentist gives her the opportunity to combine her medical and science knowledge with her artistic skills. She loves building trust with her patients and making a difference in their smiles and lives.