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White Fillings

Goodman Dental Center

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Queen Creek, AZ

If you’re in need of dental work and want to maintain the natural look of your teeth, white fillings may be right for you. Brian Goodman, DDS, and Tanner Goodman, DMD, at Goodman Dental Center in Queen Creek, Arizona, use white fillings to blend in with the color of your teeth and to protect your oral health. Call the practice today to schedule an appointment, or use the convenient online booking tool.

White Fillings Q & A

What are white fillings?

At Goodman Dental Center, silver fillings are not only unattractive, but they are no longer an option. 

White fillings contain composite resins that are made of tooth-colored material that restore your teeth. They are durable and can also protect your teeth from future oral health issues.

Since white fillings blend in with the natural color of your teeth, dentists and patients prefer it for its aesthetic look.

Why do I need white fillings?

Before determining if you need a white filling, your dentist examines your teeth using X-rays to see the extent of your damage. Your dentist can then talk to you about whether or not white fillings are the solution for you.

White fillings are used to repair teeth that have been damaged from:

  • Cavities
  • Discoloration
  • Pits
  • Cracks

They are mostly aesthetically beneficial to teeth that are in the front of your mouth or visible.

What is it like to get a white filling?

At Goodman Dental Center, your procedure begins with numbing the treatment area. Once you’re comfortable and can’t feel anything in that part of your mouth, your dentist drills into your tooth and removes all decay.

Once the decay is out, the white filling is applied to the damaged part of your tooth. The material molds to the shape of your tooth and hardens quickly. 

Most office visits for a white filling take no longer than an hour, and you’re able to leave with a completely restored tooth. The only side effects you might experience are a tingling sensation in your skin or lips while the novocaine wears off and a little bit of soreness around the treated area, but those symptoms usually subside within an hour.

How should I care for my teeth after getting a white filling?

Caring for your teeth with good oral hygiene is crucial to keeping your teeth and gums strong and healthy. Your dentist at Goodman Dental Center recommends that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. It’s also best to stay away from too many sugary foods and drinks.

You also want to schedule routine visits with your dentist every six months for a cleaning, in addition to X-rays, when needed.

To schedule an appointment for white fillings at Goodman Dental Center, call the practice today, or book an appointment online.