Here’s what you should know about getting a white dental filling.
If our cosmetic dentist Dr. James Driskell has spotted a cavity during your most recent dental checkup, don’t be alarmed. These days, it’s incredibly quick and easy to treat cavities and restore teeth immediately after. We know how important it is to have a smile that instills confidence, which is why Dr. James Driskell offers tooth-colored fillings and restorations here in Anchorage, AK.
Our dental team offers white fillings made from composite resin, which is completely metal-free. In fact, no one will even be able to see your dental filling when you smile. The resin is even matched to the shade of the tooth before it is applied.
They are Durable
A dental filling is meant to last. In fact, with the proper care, you could have your filling more than 10-15 years (or even longer). That’s because composite resin fillings are bonded directly to the tooth. Of course, you’ll want to avoid bad habits (e.g. crunching on ice) in order to preserve your filling for as long as possible.
They are More Conservative
Metal fillings used to require us to remove an extensive amount of tooth enamel in order to make room for the filling, but thanks to composite fillings we can now offer a more conservative approach that helps us preserve more healthy enamel. The goal should always be to save as much of a natural tooth as possible, and white fillings make that possible.
When you come into the office to treat your cavity it’s also comforting to know that you’ll also get the dental filling placed at the very same time, so you don’t have to worry about coming back into our office for a separate appointment. A cavity can be removed and your filling can be placed immediately after. In most cases, this usually takes no more than an hour.
If you need to turn to our Anchorage, AK, dentist for dental fillings, trust that you’ll get a beautiful, long-lasting restoration every time. To schedule an appointment with Dr. James Driskell at Anchorage Dental Center, simply call (907) 278-2521.