Nearly 92-percent of all adults have had a cavity in their permanent teeth. When you have a cavity and need a filling, we will give you some options and discuss what kind of filling is covered by your dental insurance plan.
While white, or tooth-colored fillings have gained in popularity because they are made to match your teeth color, not every insurance covers the cost of using them. If you are one of the millions of people who has one or more cavities you may be wondering if white fillings are susceptible to stains.
Do White Fillings Stain?
White fillings are made of composite resin, a durable material that looks like the surface of your teeth. They can last many years but are more vulnerable to staining if you like to drink coffee, tea, red wine, or sodas. White fillings can also show stains caused by tobacco.
White vs Traditional Fillings
White fillings are used more than ever because people love the aesthetic appeal of a filling that no one can detect when you smile. Many people prefer the white material that can better match their teeth color and make the filling less noticeable.
Silver fillings are more durable than the white kind and will be a good choice if you have molars that have loose fillings that need replacement or cavities.
White fillings tend to work better for the front teeth, which are more visible when you speak or smile. Ultimately, we will make sure to discuss what options you have with you and decide on a treatment plan together.
If you end up getting white fillings that can be susceptible to stains, taking care of them can make them last for many years. We will give you the dos and don'ts, so you can take care of them.