White composite fillings can be used to preserve the appearance of your teeth while effectively addressing decay, cracks, and fractures. After removing the affected portion of the tooth, the composite filling is applied.
Benefits of Composite White Fillings
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Laskis and her team at Parkview Dentistry will discuss the best options for restoring your teeth.
Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam, are the most widely used today. Made from acrylic and glass particles, it protects teeth from temperature changes and supports remaining tooth structure. The color of composite fillings can be closely matched to that of existing teeth, making them more aesthetically pleasing for use in front teeth or in highly visible places of the mouth. In comparison to amalgam fillings, composite fillings can be applied to more minor restorations, which means less tooth structure is lost and less drilling required.
The Filling Process
Most composite fillings need only one appointment. If cavity removal is needed, your dentist will numb the tooth first. A thorough cleaning will be performed before the new filling is placed. For added protection, a special medication may be applied if the decay, is near the nerve of the tooth. Your tooth will then be shaped and polished with the composite filling, restoring it to its original shape and function.
When composite fillings are first placed, you may experience sensitivity to hot and cold, however this will subside shortly after your tooth is adapted to the new filling.
Composite fillings are not permanent and may need to be replaced at some point. A healthy oral hygiene practice, healthy eating habits, and regular dental visits will help your new fillings last.
Choose Dr. Laskis & Parkview Dentistry for Your Composite White Fillings
Among the many excellent dentists in Fountain Hills, Dr. Laskis is among the best. She was voted a “Top Doctor” in the 2018 issue of Phoenix Magazine in recognition of her dedication to patients, as well as her quick response to emergencies.
Treatment of the whole person is important to Dr. Laskis. She strives to maximize the comfort of her patients through her gentle approach to dentistry. Whenever she cares for patients, she treats them like an extension of her own family.
We aim to make your visit at Parkview Dentistry as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Before we begin treatment, we will discuss the options with you. We will never rush you into making a decision. We are happy to answer any questions you have or to discuss your options in greater detail. The following benefits are also provided to our clients:
- Experience: Dr. Laskis is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
- Patience: Our trained staff can help anxious patients feel more comfortable.
- Flexibility: We work around your schedule.
Learn how a gentle dentist can make the difference when receiving composite white fillings. From the financial details to post-operative care guidelines, our staff will assist you throughout the entire process.