The advantages of white fillings

A general dentist such as Dr. Cheng Zhu provides patients with restorative solutions when problems arise. A typical dental issue is that of cavities, also known as dental caries or tooth decay. This is when holes have developed in the natural tooth enamel due to poor oral hygiene. When these issues develop, they need to be diagnosed and treated effectively as soon as possible to maintain oral health and wellness. To do this, our team will recommend to Fairfield, California, area patients the benefits of white dental fillings.

What are dental fillings?

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Dental fillings are a standard procedure used to repair cavities and other damaged areas in teeth. Fillings restore the function, integrity, and shape of decayed or otherwise damaged teeth. They fill in the area where decay was to seal the tooth and keep it from becoming infected in the future. The material used to achieve this is composite resin, a special plastic that is made to match the natural teeth for seamless integration. They do not stand out as dental restorations as other fillings, such as gold or silver amalgam. This ensures a cosmetic appearance and a successful treatment for tooth decay.

How else is composite resin bonding used?

The same material used for fillings can also be used to address imperfections on other teeth. Dr. Zhu and his team at Freedom Dental can use composite resin bonding for closing gaps between teeth, fixing a chipped or cracked tooth, or covering imperfections such as permanent stains. Alternatively, patients may consider porcelain veneers in these situations, as veneers are stain-resistant and long-lasting.

Where can I go to obtain white, tooth-colored dental fillings?

If you reside in the Fairfield, CA, area and have been diagnosed with tooth decay, Dr. Cheng Zhu and his team of professionals can help you find a solution that is aesthetic and effective at keeping decay from becoming deeper and larger. Call Freedom Dental at (707) 416-0626 to request an appointment at our office at 2201 Boynton Avenue. We serve patients in the communities of Rockville, Mankas Corner, Vacaville Junction, and Green Valley, CA, as well as the local Fairfield area.