What is a white dental filling?

Dental fillings are one of the most basic types of dental restorations available. A filling is used to repair a tooth that has been damaged by decay or trauma. If the damage is not extensive enough to warrant the use of a crown, our dentists will likely recommend a filling. White fillings are made of a material called composite resin. This resin can be matched to your original tooth color for a natural-looking restoration. Because of this, fillings made of composite resin are frequently known as white fillings, composite fillings, or tooth-colored fillings. In addition to being more aesthetic than metal fillings, white fillings are also very strong. The composite resin bonds with the natural tooth structure for a lasting restoration.

Do I need a white filling?

Dr. Calder and team may recommend a white filling if your tooth has experienced minor to moderate tooth decay or another form of damage. Our dentists first remove the decay from the tooth. We then sanitize the tooth and fill it with composite resin. The resin is applied in layers, and we sculpt it to match the shape and contours of the tooth. In just one visit to Comfort Dental Excellence, we can place your dental filling in Spring, Texas, and restore your smile’s health. To learn more about the advantages of white fillings, we welcome you to contact our office today.