Are white fillings durable?
A cavity found during your dental exam needs immediate attention. We treat cavities to prevent further decay and bacterial buildup inside the tooth, which can lead to tooth loss.
To fill or close your cavity to bacteria, we use a durable white composite. This composite looks like your tooth and is more aesthetically appealing than the silver or dark-colored fillings used several years ago.
Our white composite fillings are strong, provided they are well cared for—brush and floss at least twice per day and visit the dentist for regular cleanings.
How do white composite fillings work?
The dentist numbs your tooth and gently clears any bacteria or decay. Your tooth is then prepared for the composite filling. This composite is applied in layers, and each layer is cured with a special light that helps it bond to your tooth.
Afterward, we polish and shape the white composite to provide a natural looking shine.
Remember, it is essential to brush and floss twice per day and visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. Future cavities are preventable when best practices are adhered to daily.
If you think you may have a cavity or if it’s time for your general check-up, contact our Vallejo, CA dental office today.