White Fillings

White Fillings

White or composite fillings are dental restorations made from a tooth-colored glass or quartz filler mixture in a resin medium. The composite material is carefully matched to the natural color of the patient's teeth, making the filling virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding tooth structure. 

White fillings are durable and can last many years with proper care and regular dental check-ups. Patients should maintain good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits at Dr. Marie A. Holliday, DMD, to prolong the life of their white fillings. White fillings offer numerous advantages, including aesthetics, durability, and preservation of tooth structure. 

How Do White Fillings Work? 

The dentist first removes the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth, creating a clean and stable foundation for the filling. A mild acid is applied to the tooth to create a small, porous surface that allows the filling material to bond securely. A bonding agent is applied to the etched tooth surface to create a strong bond between the filling material and the tooth. 

The composite filling material is carefully applied to the prepared tooth and shaped to restore its natural contour and function. A special light hardens the filling material, making it durable and long-lasting. The dentist will make any necessary adjustments to the filling to ensure proper fit and bite alignment. 

The Benefits of White Fillings 

Aesthetically Pleasing 

White fillings are custom-matched to the natural color of the patient's teeth, creating a seamless and aesthetically pleasing appearance. They are virtually invisible and ideal for front teeth or visible areas. 

Tooth Preservation 

White fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure than amalgam fillings, leading to better preservation of the tooth's integrity. 

Durability 

The bonding process used for white fillings creates a strong bond with the tooth, reducing the risk of leakage or secondary decay. 

Metal-Free 

White fillings are entirely metal-free, making them an attractive option for patients concerned about metal allergies or sensitivities. 

Less Sensitivity 

White fillings are less sensitive to temperature changes than amalgam fillings, reducing the risk of discomfort for some patients. 

White fillings provide patients with a natural-looking and durable solution for repairing damaged teeth. By blending in seamlessly with the natural tooth structure, white fillings contribute to confident smiles and improved oral health, ensuring that patients can continue to enjoy the benefits of their dental restorations for years to come. Visit Dr. Marie A. Holliday, DMD, at Wells Fargo Tower at City Center, 201 Main Street, Ste 180, Fort Worth, TX 76102, or call (817) 877-1872 to learn more about the benefits of white fillings.

Location

Wells Fargo Tower at City Center, 201 Main Street, Ste 180,
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Office Hours

MON8:30 am - 6:30 pm

TUE8:30 am - 5:00 pm

WED8:30 am - 6:00 pm

THU8:30 am - 4:00 pm

FRI8:30 am - 2:00 pm

SAT - SUNClosed