White Fillings for Cavities

Dr.Alan Wishneff Boca Raton Florida Dentist Dr. Alan Wishneff D.D.S.
Restorative Dentistry / Oral Health
March 19, 2016

Cavities are a result of tooth decay forming holes in teeth. If they are left untreated they can grow bigger and cause serious structural damage to a tooth or the surrounding teeth. The cavities need to be filled with a dental filling in order to maintain the tooth’s stability. One of the best ways to keep your teeth looking natural is to use white filling composites.

There are a couple different filling materials used in dentistry today, but white fillings usually look the best. Dental RestorationThe following are a few of the advantages white fillings have over silver fillings.

  • White fillings bond to the tooth, which makes it stronger than the silver filling.
  • The dentist does not need to remove as much of the tooth structure when white fillings are used.
  • The bonding agent used can insulate the tooth from extremes of hot and cold.
  • Some white restorations can be done in one visit to the dental office.

The process for getting a cavity filled is not very difficult. The first thing that is needs to be done is the removal of the decayed areas. After the decay is removed, layers of resin are built up directly on the tooth. Then a special light is used to bond the resin to the tooth for strength. All of this can normally be done in one dental visit.

A larger cavity may need an indirect restoration. This means the filling restoration is created in a lab so it precisely fits into the tooth. After all the decayed area is removed and the filling is crafted, it is bonded to the tooth for strength. This procedure might take two or more visits to the dentist to finish.

For more information about this topic or any other dental topic, contact Dr. Wishneff  at [email protected]  or call (561) 488-3111Dr. Alan Wishneff is a Boca Raton Dentist dedicated to bringing patients state-of-the-art dental care. As a cosmetic, family and restorative dentist, he helps patients enjoy a natural and healthy smile. He is trained in cosmetic dentistry, including porcelain veneers; advanced cosmetic bonding techniques; oral surgery; medical emergency procedures; advanced crown and bridge; advanced TMJ; implant dentistry; endodontics-root canals: utilization of most advanced dental materials. Dr, Wishneff and staff are dedicated to providing great smiles in Boca Raton for more than 30 years. After more than two decades of practicing dentistry in Boca Raton, Dr. Wishneff is more committed than ever to this community.

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