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White Composite Fillings

White Composite Fillings

White Composite Fillings services offered in Bayonne, Plainfield, Elizabeth and Jersey City, NJ

White composite fillings are a discreet and effective solution for repairing tooth damage. At Dental Associates of NJ in Bayonne, Plainfield, and Elizabeth New Jersey, Steven Reff, DDS, takes pride in offering this advanced treatment to all patients. If you’d like to take advantage of white composite fillings to make a seamless smile, call the office today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment. 

White Composite Fillings Q & A

What sets white composite fillings apart from metal fillings?

White composite fillings and metal (amalgam) fillings both repair damaged teeth, yet they differ significantly. Metal fillings are composed of materials like tin, copper, and silver, offering durability. But they stand out from your natural teeth due to their color.

White composite fillings are made from tooth-colored resin. They blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, resulting in a more discreet and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

What are the benefits of choosing white composite fillings?

Opting for white composite fillings at Bayonne Dental Associates offers a range of advantages:

  • Painless procedure with no surgery or downtime
  • Long-lasting and durable results
  • Tooth-colored materials that blend naturally with your smile
  • Efficient repair of minor damage and decay
  • Elimination of decay and prevention of further deterioration

The subtle nature of white composite fillings ensures that your dental work remains virtually undetectable.

Am I a candidate for white composite fillings?

Dr. Reff assesses your candidacy for white composite fillings by reviewing your dental records, conducting an oral examination, and reviewing dental X-rays. If you have minor tooth damage or decay, you may be an ideal candidate for this treatment. 

For more extensive damage or deep cavities,  he may recommend alternative options like crowns or root canals.

What is it like to get a white composite filling?

Your entire appointment time lasts 30-45 minutes. Dr. Reff administers a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort and then removes the decayed portion of your tooth enamel using modern dental tools. 

He uses a shade guide to match the color of the resin to your natural tooth enamel. After layering the resin on your tooth, he hardens it with a special light. After it’s dry, Dr. Reff polishes the filling to create a smooth surface.

How should I care for my white composite filling?

Practice excellent oral hygiene habits to maintain your white composite filling. Brush your teeth twice daily, floss regularly, and schedule regular cleanings and checkups with Bayonne Dental Associates. 

Avoid chewing on hard objects like ice cubes to protect your filling from damage.

Call today or use the online tool to schedule your appointment to learn more about white composite fillings.