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White Fillings Specialist

A Woman's Touch Dentistry

Maritza O Jenkins, DMD

General Dentist located in Evansville, IN

If you’re concerned about a cavity filling affecting the appearance of your pearly whites, Martiza Jenkins, DMD, and the team at A Woman’s Touch Dentistry can help. They offer white composite fillings at their location in Evansville, Indiana. For effective and aesthetically appealing dental restorations, call or book an appointment online.

White Fillings Q & A

What are composite tooth fillings?

Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, are used to repair teeth that are damaged or decayed. Since composite fillings blend in with the color of your natural teeth, they can be used to repair a front tooth without distracting from your bright, white smile.

Many different materials can be used for dental fillings, including gold and silver amalgam. While every material has its own advantages and disadvantages, composite resin is the only option that preserves the natural appearance of your smile.

Dr. Jenkins and the team at A Woman’s Touch Dentistry are happy to discuss the pros and cons of each type of filling to help you decide which is best for you.

When would I need a composite filling?

Even with impeccable oral hygiene, many unexpected conditions can damage your teeth. You may need a tooth restoration with a composite filling if you experience any of the following:

  • Decayed teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth

Dr. Jenkins and her team may also recommend composite fillings to close a gap in between your teeth.

What is involved in getting a composite filling?

First, Dr. Jenkins or a member of her team performs a thorough dental exam and reviews your medical history. They may take digital X-rays to evaluate the extent of tooth damage.

If you need a filling, they usually complete the procedure in a single visit. The team at A Woman’s Touch Dentistry provide mild sedation with nitrous oxide (laughing gas), although they’re rarely called upon to use it because of their gentle touch.

They numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic, then remove decay as necessary. Then, they thoroughly clean the space and prepare it to receive the filling. If the decay was near the nerve of your tooth, they apply a special medication for additional protection.

Then, they precisely apply, shape, and polish the composite filling to blend in with your natural tooth. You may experience mild sensitivity to hot and cold at first, but this typically subsides shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.

No filling lasts forever, but good oral hygiene and regular dental visits will extend the life of your composite filling.

If you need an aesthetically appealing tooth restoration, call A Woman’s Touch Dentistry or book an appointment online today.