When a tooth becomes damaged by decay or trauma, our dentist may recommend a filling. A dental filling can be used to effectively restore the tooth to optimal health, appearance, and function. At Family Dentistry of Rockwall, we offer composite fillings to make certain that your restoration is an aesthetic addition to your smile. Composite dental fillings, which are sometimes called tooth-colored or white fillings, are made of a material called composite resin. This durable resin material can be matched to your original tooth color so that your filling blends in beautifully with the natural appearance of your smile. The composite resin also forms a lasting bond with the natural tooth structure, which helps to strengthen and protect your tooth.
To place the filling, Dr. Lisa K. Attaway will first remove the decayed part of the tooth. She will carefully clean the tooth and then fill the tooth with composite resin. After carefully sculpting and shaping the resin to fit the tooth, she hardens the filling with a special light. The process for placing a composite dental filling in typically requires just one visit to our relaxing office. For more information on the advantages of composite fillings, we invite you to call or visit our dental practice today.