Our dental team is dedicated to helping you reach optimal oral health. To help your smile, we may place a dental filling in Leawood, Kansas. Our dentist uses dental fillings to treat cavities. When a cavity is detected in your smile, Dr. Robert P. Sherman removes the decayed area and then fills in the tooth with the filling material. Our office uses composite fillings, or white fillings, which are applied in layers and bonded to the tooth.
Composite fillings have many advantages over other filling materials. Composites are made to closely match the color of your natural teeth. They look very natural and are not noticeable when you smile. Because of this, white fillings are especially advantageous for use in the front teeth and other visible teeth. Unlike other filling materials, composite fillings are chemically bonded to your tooth. This adds strength and stability to the filling. As well as being used for fillings, composite fillings can be used to repair worn down, chipped, and broken teeth. In many cases, less tooth structure needs to be removed when placing a composite filling as opposed to placing an amalgam, or silver, filling.
To learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentist, contact our office today!