White fillings are used to restore teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay. Tooth decay can result in cavities, or holes, in the outer layer of the tooth. Dental fillings can effectively repair the damaged teeth, restoring their health, appearance and function. We are pleased to offer white fillings in Wichita, Kansas, at Associates in Family Dentistry. White fillings, which are also known as tooth-colored fillings or composite fillings, blend in beautifully with the natural color of your teeth. In contrast to amalgam (silver) dental fillings, which are silver in color and are obvious in the mouth when you smile, speak or laugh, you often cannot tell the difference between the natural tooth structure and the white filling! White fillings are created using composite resin, which is available in multiple shades to allow our skilled dentists to match the color of the filling to your tooth color. Composite resin is also a very durable material, and it bonds with your natural tooth structure to help prevent future tooth decay.
To place the white filling, your caring dentists will first remove the decayed portion of the tooth. Dr. Sam Amirani or Dr. Tom Lawlis will then clean the tooth and fill it in with composite resin. The doctor will carefully shape and polish the dental filling to help ensure that it fits your smile comfortably and restores your tooth to optimal function and appearance. Our dental team works hard to ensure that each dental treatment is painless, and we help even our youngest patients feel calm and at ease at our dental office. For more information on the advantages of white fillings, we welcome you to contact our office today at 316-686-7155!