Cosmetic Fillings Dentist Hudsonville, MI

No longer do you only have one option when it comes to having a cavity filled. White fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are made from composite resin and match the color of your natural enamel. Our Hudsonville, MI, dentists prefer this type of filling as it doesn’t involve any metal and serves as a discreet solution to tooth decay found during a teeth cleaning or dental exam.

Here’s an overview of composite fillings.

The Process of Applying Fillings

Before any dental filling can be recommended, our dentists will conduct an oral examination. If the cavity has become too large, we may have to place a dental crown but otherwise, we’ll get started as planned with the filling procedure.

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Our dentists will apply a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding area, so you feel no pain or discomfort. Then, we’ll use a dental drill to remove the decayed part of your tooth. With the decay gone, the tooth will then be cleaned and dried before the resin is introduced.

The final stage of the process involves our dentists layering the composite material into the hole in your tooth. A special light will be used to cure or harden each layer of filling to make sure everything is set. Some shaping, contouring, and polishing will happen at the end to guarantee you’re comfortable with the natural-looking result.

Advantages Over Silver Fillings

Compared to fillings involving the use of a metal amalgam, those of the tooth-colored variety can benefit your smile in many ways. Other than their ability to go visually unnoticed amongst other teeth, composite resin fillings can also strengthen a tooth affected by decay.

Because these fillings are bonded directly to the tooth surface where the decay was removed, they provide much needed support and protection. This application technique reduces the possibility of breakage unlike amalgam fillings that may weaken the teeth they fill.

Some other benefits include:

  • More natural tooth structure preserved due to less drilling involved.
  • Proven durability and strength.
  • Minimal tooth sensitivity produced than with amalgam fillings.
  • No mercury or metal used.
  • Completed in one visit to our Hudsonville dental office.

Schedule an Appointment

Our dentists in Hudsonville, MI, choose to use white fillings not just for their appearance, but for their ability to treat cavities. To learn more about this option and schedule an appointment, call Hudsonville Dental today at (616) 209-4024, or contact us online.

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