Don’t want silver fillings messing up your smile? Ask our cosmetic dentists in Grandville, MI, if you’re a candidate for white composite fillings.
We make white fillings from composite resin so they match the color of your natural tooth enamel. That way, we’re able to repair visible teeth without ruining your smile.
Contact us today if you have any additional questions about composite fillings. Our cosmetic dentists look forward to helping you achieve the best oral health!
Candidates for Composite Fillings
Our dentists will recommend a composite filling if you have a cavity. We’re often able to detect cavities through X-rays. Yet, if a cavity is bad enough, we may be able to spot it during your initial oral examination. This is why it’s important to not skip preventive care appointments with our office.
The sooner we detect a cavity, the sooner we’ll be able to repair your tooth. If you wait, we may have to restore your tooth with a more invasive dental crown. Our dentists are able to remove much less tooth structure for athan a crown. Call our dental office today!
What to Expect
First, we’ll numb your tooth so you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Next, we’ll remove the decayed tooth structure with a dental drill. The final step is for us to fill the hole with composite resin, restoring the look and function of your tooth. After the procedure, you can expect your newto look and feel natural.
You should be able to eat and drink after getting composite fillings. Many of our patients are also able to return to work or school after their appointments. The numbness from the local anesthetic should wear off after a few hours. Until then, chew carefully so you don’t bite your cheeks or lips by accident.
To care for your composite fillings, we ask that you maintain good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once daily to remove plaque. Otherwise, you may end up getting a “secondary cavity.” A secondary cavity is a decay that forms around a filling or other restoration.