Dr. Brandon McKee. DDS
345 W 600 S, Ste 301 Heber City, UT


White Composite Fillings

White Composite Fillings

dental filling procedure

There are a lot of people out there who feel like they need to hide their beautiful smiles because they’ve had numerous cavities filled with silver amalgam. Modern, tooth-colored composites can make a huge difference. These fillings match the natural color of your teeth so you can correct a range of dental flaws and still show off your great smile.

This composite material can also be used for teeth that are discolored or in need of reshaping. These types of cosmetic improvements help protect the tooth and give it an aesthetically pleasing appearance of natural teeth.

The fillings are typically made from a resin composed of plastic and glass. This resin is applied in layers to the target area. This way, we can fill effectively fill the cavity and make sure that the material will be secure and durable and last for years.

If we are using this material for other cosmetic treatments, we may apply a mild solution that chemically etches the tooth, so the resin will have a strong bond with the tooth. Next we carefully place the resin into the prepared tooth, layer by layer. A special light is often used to harden each layer. Then we shape the final contours of the filling, check the fit and your bite, and confirm that you’ll be able to floss around the tooth to keep it healthy. Lastly, we give the filling a final polish.

The Benefits of Dental Fillings

Composite resin fillings have several benefits, including:

  • Being durable and permanent- These white fillings bond directly to your teeth, making them a strong and durable so you can continue to eat and clean your teeth as you normally would.
  • Have the look of your natural teeth- The color of fillings are matched to the color of your teeth. They can also be shaded to brighten and whiten your teeth.

You no longer have to hide a mouthful of silver fillings. Give us a call today to have your fillings put in and to regain your beautiful, confident smile.