What are white fillings?

White fillings are used to aesthetically repair teeth affected by decay or damage. Our dental practice is mercury free; our dentists do not use filling materials that contain mercury, which may be harmful to your health. Also known as composite fillings or tooth-colored fillings, white fillings are created using composite resin. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material, allowing your talented dentists to match the shade of the resin to your natural tooth color for a restoration that looks just like your natural tooth. White fillings are durable and bond with your natural tooth structure, which helps to prevent future tooth decay.

Do I need a white filling?

Your dentist may recommend a white filling if your tooth is damaged or decayed. White fillings can restore the health, function, and appearance of your smile. In most cases, our composite fillings in Kimball, Michigan, can be placed in only one visit to our friendly dental office. Dr. Ferguson or Dr. Smith will first remove the damaged portion of the tooth and clean the tooth. They will then fill in the tooth with composite resin. Finally, they will carefully shape and polish the filling to ensure that it fits your bite comfortably and provides an aesthetic restoration. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about the advantages of white fillings and to schedule your visit to our office.