When a tooth has a cavity or you need to replace a worn filling, a natural-looking white filling restoration can be a beautiful choice.
White fillings have several advantages over silver fillings:
- They are bonded to your tooth, making it stronger than if we used a silver filling.
- We do not have to remove as much tooth structure as with a silver filling.
- The bonding agent can insulate your tooth from extremes of hot and cold.
- Some white restorations can be done in just one visit.
After we remove the decay, we build layers of the resin directly onto your tooth. We use a special light to bond the resin to the tooth for strength.
A larger cavity may need an indirect restoration. We remove the decay or the old, worn restoration. The new restoration will be created in the lab to precisely fit your tooth.
Once crafted, we bond the restoration to your tooth for strength. It takes two or more visits to get this kind of restoration.
White fillings can be a great choice to give you healthy teeth and a beautiful, natural-looking smile.