If your tooth has become damaged by decay or injury, our friendly dentist may recommend a white filling. White dental fillings are used to repair decayed or damaged teeth when the damage is not extensive enough to require the use of a dental crown. The process for placing white fillings in North Platte, Nebraska is simple and comfortable. First, Dr. Boettcher will gently remove the damaged or decayed portion of the tooth. He will then clean the tooth and fill it in with composite resin. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material, so your white filling will aesthetically blend in with your natural tooth color. After filling the tooth with composite resin, your dentist will shape and polish the dental filling to ensure that it comfortably fits your bite and beautifully restores your smile.
There are many benefits to white fillings. In addition to matching the color of your natural teeth, white fillings are free of mercury, which is found in silver amalgam fillings and is potentially harmful to your health. The composite resin used in white fillings also bonds to the natural tooth structure, which can help to prevent further decay in the future. To learn more about the advantages of white fillings, we welcome you to contact us soon.