What are white fillings?

fillingsWhite fillings are used to effectively and aesthetically restore damaged or decayed teeth. If the damage is not extensive enough to require the use of a dental crown, our knowledgeable dentist may recommend a white filling. White fillings are created from composite resin, and they are sometimes called composite fillings or tooth-colored fillings. Dr. Tao Sun will match the shade of the composite resin to your natural tooth color, resulting in a beautiful, natural-looking restoration. Another advantage of white fillings is that the composite resin forms a strong bond with the natural tooth structure, helping to strengthen and protect the tooth.

Do I need a white filling?

You may need a white filling if your tooth has a cavity or is damaged by minor fractures or chips. We can typically place a white filling in Costa Mesa and Apple Valley, California in just one visit to our office. Dr. Tao Sun will carefully remove the damaged portion of the tooth, then fill the tooth with composite resin. He will skillfully shape the filling to fit your bite. When the white filling is completed, you will not be able to tell that your tooth was damaged! To learn more about the advantages of white fillings, we invite you to contact our dental office soon.