What are fillings?

Fillings are a type of dental restoration used to treat low to moderate levels of tooth decay. Our dental team, led by Dr. Monahan, only uses tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings, also known as white fillings and composite fillings, are made of a special composite resin material for a superior aesthetic. Dr. Monahan is able to perfectly match the color of the filling to your natural smile. At our dental office, we strive to help you feel comfortable and confident with your white filling.

How are tooth-colored fillings placed?

To place a white filling, we will first numb your tooth and soft tissues with local anesthesia. All tooth decay and damage is gently removed, and then your tooth is cleaned and dried. When placed, the tooth-colored filling is soft and malleable. This allows Dr. Monahan, our talented dentist, to shape, mold, and sculpt the filling to perfectly match your natural bite and smile. After this process, the filling is hardened using a special light. Composite resin, the material used, is also able to bond naturally with teeth, providing extra stability for your smile.

If you are experiencing tooth pain, a tooth-colored filling may be suggested as part of your treatment. For more information on white fillings in Burlington, North Carolina, please contact us today.