white hill dental logo

White Composite Fillings

White Composite Fillings services offered in Levittown, PA

White Composite Fillings Q&A

What are white composite fillings?

White composite fillings are tooth-colored restorations made of sturdy dental materials. You may be a candidate for such fillings if you have minor tooth damage or dental decay. 

Your dentist places the fillings on an affected tooth to protect it and reduce the risk of worsening decay, future tooth damage, and pain. See the White Hill Dental providers at the first sign of a problem. The earlier you seek treatment for tooth decay or damage, the better the outcome.

What are the benefits of white composite fillings?

The benefits of receiving white composite fillings at White Hill Dental include:

  • No more decay
  • Minor tooth damage repair
  • Tooth-colored materials
  • Sturdy, long-lasting results
  • No pain, surgery, or downtime

White composite tooth fillings blend in perfectly with the color of your natural teeth, so unlike silver fillings, other people won’t notice you have them in your mouth.

Are white composite fillings right for me?

Your White Hill Dental provider determines if you’re a candidate for white fillings after reviewing your oral health history and symptoms. They take dental X-rays, if needed, and your dentist examines your teeth and gums. 

You may need fillings if you have minor tooth decay or damage. If you have more severe decay, a crown or a root canal might be the more appropriate option.

What happens when receiving white composite fillings?

When you receive composite fillings, your dentist numbs the treatment area to minimize discomfort. They remove any tooth decay before applying white composite materials to each affected tooth. Your dentist might use a special light to harden the fillings and smooths any rough areas before you head home.

How should I care for white composite fillings?

Take good care of white composite fillings by not chewing on hard objects, and call the White Hill Dental office if your filling becomes loose or falls out. To reduce the risk of further problems, brush your teeth after meals, floss daily, and see your White Hill Dental provider for routine dental cleanings and exams.

To find out if you need white composite fillings, call the White Hill Dental office or schedule an appointment online today.