If you are looking for white fillings or composite fillings for your teeth in the Elk Grove area, New Dental Images is here for you. When treating a cavity, we will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and fill it with another substance. This procedure is called a filling. There are multiple options for the material to be used in the filling, the most common of which are composite, amalgam and gold fillings. Here at New Dental Images we use composite fillings, which are tooth colored and contain no mercury.
If you have a cavity, we will remove the decayed and infected portion of your tooth and it can then be filled with a white filling that will last for many years.
What Is A Composite Filling?
A composite filling, also known as a white filling or tooth colored fillings, provide great durability for small to medium sized cavities. They are very well suited for treating front or highly visible teeth because of their natural look. This keeps your smile looking natural and protected.
When Are Composite Fillings Recommended?
- For decayed teeth and cavities.
- For broken or chipped teeth.
- For decreasing the gap between your teeth.
One benefit of composite fillings is that your tooth won’t need as much preparation before the dental filling is applied. Most dentists want to avoid removing dental tissue wherever possible and composite dental fillings are often the recommended treatment.
Once we numb the local area, we will remove the infected and decaying tooth. Dr. Dang will then place a bonding material and allow it to harden. Once it is hardened, the white filling is created by applying thin layers of composite material. Once hard, it is polished to be comfortable and attractive. Composite fillings are more commonly used in our office over amalgam fillings because composite fillings look more like natural teeth than the metallic color of the amalgam fillings. Also unlike amalgam, the material used does not contain mercury which is a known toxic substance to humans.
We use modern dental technology.
White fillings in the past did not have the strength of conventional amalgams, but recent breakthroughs have made them just as reliable. Modern dentists, like Dr. Van Dang, can now place mercury-free composite fillings anywhere in the mouth, even the molars, which are exposed to more wear and tear.
If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment for composite dental fillings in Elk Grove, please give us a call. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you to feel comfortable before your visit.