White fillings made from composite resin match the color of your teeth. If our Grand Rapids dentists detect a cavity during your routine teeth cleaning or dental exam, they may recommend a cavity filling. Like the name suggests, a filling fills the hole left after our dentist drills out tooth decay.
First, our dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the tooth. Once your tooth is properly numb, our dentist will remove the decayed tooth matter before filling the hole with composite resin. It will take a few hours for the numbness to subside. However, you’ll be able to return to work or school after your appointment. Best of all, no one will be able to see your white fillings.
White fillings blend in with natural tooth enamel so you don’t have to feel self-conscious about metal on your teeth. Many of our patients appreciate that composite fillings can go unnoticed by family, friends, and co-workers. Composite fillings are especially useful for those teeth that show when you smile and talk.
Our dentists provide white fillings and other cosmetic dentistry services so you can maintain a beautiful healthy smile. To schedule your appointment with one of our Grand Rapids dentists, call (616) 209-3969.