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White Composite Fillings

White Composite Fillings services offered in Elizabeth, NJ

Do you have minor tooth decay but want to avoid silver fillings? At Elmora Dental, Neetu Bhanushali, DDS, and her exceptional dental team offer tooth-colored white composite fillings to restore and blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. Call the Elizabeth, New Jersey, office to find out if white fillings are right for you, or use the online scheduler today.

White Composite Fillings Q&A

What are white composite fillings?

White composite fillings are made of strong, long-lasting, tooth-colored dental materials that repair or improve the appearance of teeth containing minor imperfections. These composite fillings aren’t noticeable since they’re the same color as your natural teeth.

What are the benefits of white composite fillings?

The main benefits associated with white composite fillings at Elmora Dental include teeth that are:

  • Strong
  • Sturdy
  • Free from decay
  • Long-lasting
  • Beautiful

Unlike silver fillings, other people won’t know you have tooth-colored fillings in your mouth. Receiving white composite fillings may even help you avoid the need for crowns or other more expensive procedures.

Are white composite fillings right for me?

The Elmora Dental dental team determines if you’re a candidate for white composite fillings after reviewing your symptoms, oral health history, treatment preferences, and desired results. They examine your mouth, gums, and teeth and take dental X-rays when necessary. 

For very minor tooth decay, you might simply need deep teeth cleanings or fluoride treatments. In the case of severe decay or tooth damage, you may need a root canal, dental crown, or even tooth extraction with a bridge or dental implant. 

Your Elmora Dental provider customizes each dental treatment based on what’s best for your unique needs. They recommend conservative options, including white fillings, instead of invasive procedures whenever possible. 

What should I expect when receiving white composite fillings?

Your dentist may numb the treatment area to enhance comfortability when receiving white composite fillings. They remove any decay and apply tooth-colored dental materials to your teeth. The dental team uses a special light to harden the filling and, if needed, smooth it out before you head home.

After getting a filling, you can resume normal daily activities, but it’s important to take good care of your teeth and gums between dental visits. Floss your teeth daily, brush after eating, avoid chewing on hard objects, and see the Elmora Dental specialists for professional dental cleanings and exams every six months. Call the office if your composite filling gets damaged.

To learn more about white composite fillings at Elmora Dental and find out if you need them, call the office or book an appointment online today.