When the enamel of your tooth becomes damaged or decayed, a dental filling may be suggested to repair tooth shape and function. Dental fillings are most effective before the decay has reached the inside of the tooth and starts to cause infection. There are many types of materials fillings can be made of. At Sylvan Stern’s dental office, we generally utilize white fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings or composite fillings, to maintain an attractive aesthetic. White fillings in Southfield, Michigan are made of a durable plastic material that can be matched to the natural color of your smile. A white filling is also easy to apply; in fact, it only takes one visit to our dental office to place a white filling.
To place a white filling, we will first remove all tooth decay and damage. Then, your tooth is cleaned and dried. Once the tooth is prepared, the filling is put into place. All filling materials are soft and malleable when first applied. This allows Dr. Sylvan Stern, our caring dentist, to precisely mold and shape the filling to fit your natural bite. The filling is then hardened using a special light. To learn more about white fillings and how they can protect your smile, we encourage you to call our dental office today.