White Fillings Specialist

Palmetto Family Dental -  - Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Palmetto Family Dental

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Palmetto, Zebulon, & McDonough, GA

If you have a cavity or minor tooth damage, Jordan Brunson, DDS, Kirsten Jordan, DMD, and the expert dental team at Palmetto Family Dental offer a simple solution. At three convenient locations in Zebulon, Palmetto, and McDonough, Georgia, they use white fillings that perfectly blend in with your natural teeth. At the first sign of tooth decay, pain, a hole, or a crack, schedule an appointment with Palmetto Family Dental by phone or online.

White Fillings Q & A

What are white fillings?

White fillings are tooth-colored dental restorations made of composite resins or other dental materials. They allow your provider at Palmetto Family Dental to repair teeth and protect them from future damage. 

While silver and gold fillings are noticeable, white fillings blend in with your natural teeth so other people won’t notice them.

What are white fillings used for?

Your Palmetto Family Dental provider can use white dental fillings to repair and reinforce teeth with:

  • Small cavities
  • Cracks
  • Dental decay
  • Small holes

In the case of more severe tooth decay or damage, your provider might recommend an inlay, onlay, crown, or root canal.

Is a white filling right for me?

To find out if a white filling is the right dental restoration for you, your provider reviews your symptoms and dental history. They examine your teeth and gums, and take dental X-rays to determine the type and extent of any tooth damage.

What happens during white filling placement?

To place a filling, your provider at Palmetto Family Dental first prepares your tooth. They may use local anesthesia for larger cavities to make sure you’re comfortable. Your provider removes the decayed portion of the tooth. They apply a small amount of liquid composite resin to the treatment area and wait for the material to harden.

Your provider then sculpts and polishes the filling so it blends in perfectly with your natural teeth. There’s no downtime after this simple procedure, so you can resume normal daily activities right away.

How should I care for my new filling?

To properly care for your teeth after getting a white filling and prevent future decay, make sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Floss at least once daily and avoid chewing on hard objects. Contact Palmetto Family Dental right away if a filling gets loose or damaged. 

Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in added sugar. See the Palmetto Family Dental team every six months for a routine cleaning and dental exam.

At the first sign of dental decay or tooth damage, book an appointment over the phone or online with Palmetto Family Dental to find out if a white filling is right for you.