What is a Dental Filling(Composite Resin)?

A white filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. White fillings are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.

How is a white filling placed? Following preparation, the dentist places the white filling in layers, typically using a light specialized to harden each layer. When the process is finished, the dentist will shape the composite to fit the tooth. The dentist then polishes the composite to prevent staining and early wear. It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than it does for a metal filling. That’s because composite fillings require the tooth be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled. Tooth-colored fillings are now used more often than amalgam or gold fillings, probably due to cosmetics. In a society focused on a white, bright smile, people tend to want fillings that blend with the natural color of their teeth.

Ultimately, the best dental filling is no dental filling. Prevention is the best medicine. You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases simply by:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • Flossing daily
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Visiting the dentist regularly

At Dalal Dental Care, we offer an extensive range of dental services for all ages. From basic dental checkups to periodontal therapy:

  • Invisalign
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures/Partials
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Veneers
  • Extractions
  • Sealants
  • White Fillings
  • Space Maintainers
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Gum Treatments

Meet Dr. Alpa Dalal:

Dalal Dental Care - Dr. Alpa Dalal DDS

It is my vision to exceed my patients’ expectations in every way possible. My team and I will succeed by providing the best quality dental care complemented by the very finest customer service with no exceptions. – Dr. Alpa Dalal

 

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