What is a white filling?

Composite fillings, which are also called tooth-colored or white fillings, are dental restorations used to restore a tooth that has experienced minor decay or damage. If a tooth has a cavity or suffers from minor fracturing, our knowledgeable dentist may recommend a composite filling, which is made of composite resin. To restore the health of the tooth, Dr. John Deakins will remove the decay and damage from the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with the composite material. After gently shaping the composite resin to fit your bite and match your tooth shape, he will harden the filling with a special light. We can usually finish a composite dental filling in Liberty, Missouri in only one pleasant visit to our dental office.

Do I need a white filling?

You may need a white filling in order to aesthetically repair a damaged tooth. Composite fillings are matched to the natural shade of your tooth, allowing it to blend in with your smile. With composite dental fillings, no one will even notice that you have a filling. To learn more about the advantages of white fillings, we welcome you to call or visit us at John A. Deakins, DDS today. We are committed to restoring your oral health.