White fillings are a beautiful restorative material used to restore the function of teeth that have decay, are damaged by trauma, or to change the look of the teeth without the need for porcelain veneers. The Dental Team at Oakridge Crossing Dental is pleased to offer white dental fillings, here in our Oakridge Crossing Dental Practice.
Traditional dental filling materials, also known as silver or amalgam fillings, are not an aesthetically pleasing choice for restoring the function of your teeth. White filling materials have been used for over 20 years, and many patients prefer white fillings over silver fillings for many reasons.
After we prepare your tooth, the white filling material is placed in thin layers, to rebuild the structure of your tooth. A special light is used to completely set the white filling material, making it very hard and durable against regular biting forces. The tooth is shaped and polished for a smooth finish, and so it bites together correctly against the opposing teeth.
The benefit our patients love is the aesthetic results that we can achieve. We have the ability to blend different shades of white filling material together, to match the natural remaining tooth structure.
White filling material bonds directly to the tooth remaining tooth structure, reducing the instance of breakage and to insulate the tooth from temperature changes.
We know that your smile is important to you and restoring damaged and decayed teeth with our White Fillings is one of the many dental health services that we offer at Oakridge Crossing Dental.