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White Fillings

Achieve a cohesive smile with white fillings.

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1700 Eagle Harbor PKWY East, Orange Park, FL 32003

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How Are White Fillings Used?

White fillings are most often used to fill cavities or replace silver amalgam fillings, but they can also be used to change the color of a tooth or reshape a disfigured tooth. If there is a gap in between teeth, white composite resin can be used to fill the gap.

Composite resin is strong, so it provides support for the teeth in addition to its pleasant appearance. This can help to prevent fragile teeth from breaking or sustaining other types of damage. This resin can also be used to create veneers.

Placing White Fillings

If amalgam is being replaced by composite resin, the amalgam will be removed using high-powered suction. The tooth or teeth on which the composite resin must stick will be demineralized using a special gel.

A bonding agent will be applied, and the composite will then be applied in layers with a special light being used to harden each layer. Finally, the filling will be shaped and polished to prevent wear and optimize the bite.

Weighing the Pros and Cons

compositeThe biggest advantage of white fillings is that they look natural, so they improve the smile when compared to silver or gold fillings. However, they may cost more and may not be covered by insurance, so it’s important to check pricing and coverage in advance.

White fillings support the teeth and protect the mouth from temperature changes, but may wear out quickly in larger cavities. But in small to medium cavities, they typically hold up just as well as other types of fillings.

If you need a cavity filled or would like to replace your amalgam filling with a white filling, speak to one of our team members today to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the benefits of white fillings?

Instead of a very obvious metallic filling, we offer white fillings that match the color of your teeth. This makes them much more discreet and harder for anyone to notice.

Does getting a filling hurt?

During and after the procedure, you shouldn’t feel anything more than mild soreness and discomfort. Your teeth may also be sensitive to heat and cold for up to two days, but then you’ll be back to feeling normal again.

Do fillings require any special maintenance or care?

No, you shouldn’t have any special requirements to take care of your dental fillings. Just follow your normal dental care routine of brushing and flossing daily with regular dentist visits. This will help your fillings last the longest and reduce the chance of decay and buildup.

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Dr. Standish has been serving Clay County patients at Eagle Harbor Dental for over 40 years. His daughters Dr. Kelly & Dr. Erin joined the practice and they’ve been creating beautiful smiles as a family ever since. With extensive educations and memberships, our dentists are the best that Fleming Island has to offer.


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