When a cavity needs to be filled, sometimes we worry that the filling will create an unsightly blemish in our smile. In the past, this may have been true. But here at Bensalem Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, we provide white fillings for our patients who are in need of a filling but are worried about the aesthetic looks of one.
White fillings use a composite resin that is colored to match the shade of your tooth. When applied, it blends right in with the rest of your tooth, so there are noticeable silver marks. The silver amalgam fillings of the past can even be replaced by white fillings to improve the look of old dental work.
White fillings are placed just like any other type of fillings. A dental drill is used to remove the decayed tissue. Any leftover debris is then cleaned out so the filling can be placed. The composite resin will harden, and then it is polished to shine like the rest of your tooth.
Taking care of a filling requires no more special care than a normal tooth. It is recommended to brush twice daily and floss once daily. It is also important to see your dentist for regular checkups.
White fillings restore your teeth without compromising your smile. To learn more, contact Bensalem Dentistry of Bensalem, PA at (215) 638-9952 or by visiting our website, www.bensalemdentistry.com.