What are White Fillings?
Composite white fillings are a great treatment option for individuals needing to repair their damaged teeth. Whether you have fractures, cracks, or decay, this treatment restores teeth by removing the damaged portion of the tooth and filling it with a white composite filling.
Unlike traditional gold or silver fillings that stain teeth from the inside out, white fillings blend in with teeth – leaving you with natural-looking results. Although white fillings can result in a more aesthetically pleasing smile, they’re not permanent. Much like other restorative procedures, white composite fillings typically need to be replaced to continue protecting teeth
Why Consider White Fillings
White fillings are a great choice for patients looking for natural looking results. This procedure is quick, easy, and minimally invasive. As fillins are made from a highly durable resin, they are especially durable and can help restore the aesthetic look of your smile for years to come.
White fillings can help repair:
- Worn teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Broken or cracked teeth
The treatment process for a composite white filling starts with numbing the tooth with local anesthesia. Our Waco dentists will then remove any existing decay, clean the tooth, and prepare the area for resin to be applied to the tooth. Once this is done and the filling has cured, the excess material is removed and the tooth is polished as a finishing touch.
After your appointment, our Waco, TX dentists will give you instructions on how to care for your new fillings in order to avoid damage. A common symptom that can be felt after the filling has been placed is sensitivity. However, there is no reason to be alarmed, the sensitivity will subside within a few days once the tooth becomes used to the filling.
Maintaining good dental hygiene practices and eating the right foods will help ensure that your recovery is quick and painless.
Need a Filling? Visit Today’s Family Dental in Waco, TX
If you need to fix cracks or other imperfections in your teeth and would like to find out more about this proactive restorative treatment, contact our dental office in Waco, TX. We’ll ensure that you get the right treatment for your smile. Contact us today for a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!