Commonly Asked Questions About White Fillings

Looking for a little more information on white fillings? If you currently need a cavity filled, you are definitely not alone. Filling cavities is one of the most common procedures a dentist will perform. A cavity is also known as tooth decay and when this decay starts to spread, making a hole in one of your teeth, it is time for you to get a filling. In order for dental patients to avoid getting a filling, it is necessary for them to brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day. How often do you brush and floss?

Commonly Asked Questions About White Fillings

The following are some of the more commonly asked questions dental patients have about getting white fillings, also commonly called dental composite and dental resin fillings.

Question: How are white fillings made? Answer: White fillings are made using the dental bonding process. Dental bonding involves a dentist using a special material that they can carefully mold in order to fit the filling perfectly.

Question: How does the filling process work? Answer: When a patient needs a filling the dentist will first give them an anesthetic. They will then prepare the tooth, which often involves removing any and all tooth decay present. Once the tooth is prepared, the dentist will begin applying the bonding into the cavity area in order to protect the teeth from further damage.

Question: Will the white color in the fillings always look white? Answer: White fillings are subject to stains just like natural teeth are, making it necessary for dental patients who decide to get white fillings to properly take care of their teeth if they want them to stay white.

Question: Are white fillings better than silver fillings? Answer: White fillings do not contain any harmful ingredients and are less sensitive to hot and cold. Silver fillings can contain varying amounts of mercury and can be very sensitive when patients are consuming food are drinks that are too hot or cold. White fillings are also stronger than silver fillings, allowing them to better preserve a damaged tooth.

Think you are in need of some fillings?

If you have a cavity and want white fillings instead of silver fillings, simply call us now so we can make an appointment for you. If you happen to have any questions about your cavities or the types of fillings that are currently available to you, you can also call us with those questions. If the questions are more involved, then you will need to make an appointment so you can ask one of our experienced and caring dentists. 


Call (504) 208-4751 today to reach Charvet Dental Center.

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