If you have cavities, white fillings can stop the decay from spreading and repair your teeth. At Green California Dental Group in Burbank, California, general dentist Varand Kerikorian, DDS, uses white fillings to keep permanent teeth healthy and problem-free. Call the office or use the online booking feature today to learn if you can benefit from white fillings.
A white filling is a dental restoration that repairs tooth decay.
White fillings are made of a composite material that reflects light like your natural tooth enamel. Before applying the filling, your Green California Dental Group provider uses a shade chart to find the perfect color. This ensures the final product will blend in with the rest of your smile.
Green California Dental Group uses white fillings to repair several types of enamel damage, including cavities, chips, cracks, and pitting.
After a review of your dental records, an oral exam, and digital X-rays, your provider makes custom treatment recommendations.
White fillings offer various benefits over traditional amalgam fillings. They:
On average, white fillings last 5-7 years*, so you can bite and chew confidently after they're applied.
At Green California Dental Group, getting a white filling typically takes 30-60 minutes.
First, your provider uses a shade chart to find a composite resin that perfectly matches your tooth enamel. They then numb your mouth with a local anesthetic and carefully remove the decayed portion of your enamel.
After removing the decayed enamel, your provider fills the hole with a composite resin material. Your provider shines a special light on the resin to cure and dry it.
Once the resin dries, your provider removes any excess material and polishes your tooth. They then check your bite and explain how to care for the filling.
After getting a white filling, you might experience mild tooth or gum sensitivity after the anesthesia wears off. Avoid biting down on the filling for at least a day and brush your teeth more gently than usual. Your mouth should feel normal within 24 hours.
Call Green California Dental Group or use the online booking feature today to learn more about white fillings.