Here at our Orange County practice, we want you to have a healthy, aesthetically pleasing smile - white fillings help us accomplish both. White fillings are a natural-looking alternative to those unsightly metal fillings that leave your smile darkened and dull.
The first step of the white fillings procedure is to remove the decayed portions of the tooth. Next, the composite white fillings are placed in layers and hardened with a special light. Once the fillings are in place, they are shaped to fit the tooth and polished to prevent staining and early wear. The final result is a strong, natural-looking restoration that allows you to chew, smile, and laugh with confidence.
There are several advantages to white fillings. Because they bond directly to the tooth, white fillings require that less of the natural tooth structure be removed and prevent future decay from occurring. In addition, white fillings can be easily replaced or repaired if the tooth requires more work.
If you would like to learn more about white fillings or any of the cosmetic dentistry techniques offered at our Orange County office, contact William Poe, D.D.S., in Los Alamitos today.