White Fillings

Amber Angel, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Angel Dentistry

Amber Angel, DDS

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Phoenix, AZ

Cavities are common, affecting over 92% of adults ages 20-64 at some point during their lifetime. If you experience dental decay or tooth damage, Amber Angel, DDS, and her expert dental team offer a simple solution at Angel Dentistry in Phoenix, Arizona. They use aesthetically pleasing white fillings to repair and blend in with your natural teeth. Schedule an appointment with Angel Dentistry over the phone or request one online today.

White Fillings Q & A

What are white fillings?

White fillings are white-colored dental restorations that repair tooth decay and other damage. Because they are the same color as your teeth, white fillings blend in and aren’t noticeable. They are made of strong, durable composite resins or other materials that can withstand chewing pressure. Dr. Angel uses white fillings to repair damaged teeth. 

Why might I need a white filling?

Dr. Angel and her team might recommend white fillings if you experience minor to moderate tooth damage, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Minor fractures
  • Chips
  • Holes
  • Pits

Signs of tooth decay (a cavity) include temperature sensitivity, discomfort, or a visible pit or hole in your tooth. White dental fillings can restore a tooth to its original structure and function. 

Are white fillings right for me?

To find out if white fillings are the right dental restoration for you, Dr. Angel, and her team review your medical and dental history. They examine your teeth and use dental X-rays to determine the severity of tooth decay or damage you have.

If you have significant dental issues, Dr. Angel might suggest an inlay, onlay, or tooth-colored crown that fits over the entire surface of your tooth.

What should I expect when getting a filling?

Filling placement requires just one comfortable appointment at Angel Dentistry. You lie down in a comfortable chair in a relaxing room while Dr. Angel removes the decayed or damaged part of your tooth. She can numb the treatment area to make your procedure more comfortable.

The next step is applying tooth-colored filling material to the tooth and shaping it to match your surrounding natural teeth. The filling hardens for long-lasting results.

What happens after filling placement?

After getting a filling, you can resume normal activities, including eating and brushing your teeth. Call Angel Dentistry if your filling becomes loose or damaged. To prevent future decay, brush your teeth at least two times daily using fluoride toothpaste.

Floss every day and avoid chewing on hard objects, such as hard candy and ice. Avoid sugary drinks and sweets as much as possible. Don’t open packages with your teeth and wear a mouthguard while playing contact sports or at night if you grind your teeth.

See Dr. Angel and her team every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams to prevent additional cavities.

If you experience tooth pain or notice discoloration, a chip, hole, or crack in your tooth, request an appointment at Angel Dentistry over the phone or online today.