What is a white filling?

A white dental filling is a tooth-colored restoration used to restore a tooth that has experienced minor to moderate tooth decay or another form of damage. The filling is used to restore the tooth’s structure, function, and health. White dental fillings are made of a material called composite resin, which is available in a variety of shades. This allows our dentists to match the color of the dental filling to your natural tooth color, blending it in with the natural beauty of your smile. In addition to being an aesthetic filling choice, composite resin is a durable material that bonds with your natural tooth structure for a strong, lasting restoration.

Do I need a white filling?

Drs. Farber and Farber may recommend a white dental filling in Dearborn, Michigan, if your tooth is damaged by decay or injury. In general, it requires just one short, comfortable visit to Dearborn West Dental to place a white filling. We first remove the decay from the tooth and thoroughly clean the tooth. We then fill the tooth with composite resin and shape the resin to fit the natural contours of the tooth. Finally, we use a special light to harden the filling. For more information about white fillings, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.