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 Wilhite may recommend a composite, or tooth-colored, dental filling. White fillings, or composite fillings, are made to match the color of your teeth. They are especially suited for use in the front or visible teeth. A composite filling is chemically bonded to your tooth, which provides support to the tooth and helps preserve its structure. Composite fillings are also versatile, as they can be used to both fill teeth and repair them.
After numbing the area around the tooth with a cavity, our dentist will use a drill, air abrasion instrument or laser to remove the decayed area of the tooth. Dr. Mike 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 will then shape and trim the result to achieve the desired shape before polishing the filling.
We invite you to call Davidson Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today at 704-987-2277 to learn more about composite dental fillings in Davidson, North Carolina, and schedule your consultation with our dentist.