A filling is used to fill the area of a tooth where a cavity was removed. Fillings are also used to remedy problems like minor to moderate cracks, chips, and wear on your teeth. If you have a cavity or need a tooth to be repaired, Dr. Michael B. Wilhite may recommend a white dental filling in Davidson, North Carolina. White fillings, or composites, are made to match the color of your teeth. They are especially suited for use in the front or visible teeth. Composite fillings chemically bonded to your tooth, which provides support. Composite fillings are also versatile, as they can be used both to fill teeth and to repair them.
After numbing the area around the tooth with a cavity, our dentist uses a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser to remove the decayed area of the tooth. Dr. Michael B. Wilhite probes the area to ensure that all of the decay has been removed. The space is then cleaned of bacteria and debris. White fillings are applied in layers, with a special light curing each layer as it is applied. Our dentist shapes and trims the result to achieve the desired shape, then polishes the filling.
We welcome you to contact Davidson Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today to learn more about composite fillings and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.