If a tooth is affected by minor decay or fracturing, our talented dentists may recommend a white filling. White fillings are dental restorations that can effectively and aesthetically restore the health of a damaged or decayed tooth. White fillings are made of composite resin, which is a tooth-colored material our dentists will match to your natural tooth shade. Because of their natural appearance, white fillings are sometimes called tooth-colored fillings. In addition to blending in beautifully with your smile, the white filling also strengthens the tooth by bonding with your original tooth structure. Fillings created from composite resin do not contain any mercury or other harmful substances, so you can feel confident that a white filling is good for your overall health.
In order to place your white filling, Dr. Kim and Dr. Gavelis will first remove the decay from the tooth. After cleaning the tooth, they will place the composite resin and shape it to comfortably fit your tooth and bite. When the filling is perfectly sculpted, we harden it with a special light. Once it is complete, no one will even be able to tell that you have a filling! For more information on white dental fillings in Rockport, Massachusetts, we invite you to call or visit us today at Rockport Family Dental.