At the dental practice of Dr. Robert P. Sherman in Leawood, Kansas, we are happy to offer white dental fillings for our patients’ healthy smiles. White dental fillings (or composite resin fillings) are a tooth-colored filling that blends in with your natural smile. This makes these fillings a popular choice for our patients because they look so natural. Composite fillings are well-suited for small to mid-size cavities and can be used on both the front and even the back teeth, where they are able to withstand the pressures of chewing.
Unlike amalgam fillings, a white composite filling doesn’t require cutting away healthy tooth structure because the composite resin chemically bonds to the tooth. Composite fillings do shrink a bit when they harden, making them technique sensitive, so they take a little longer to fill, and our skilled dentist ensures that the filling is properly layered. White composite fillings typically last anywhere from 7-10 years when cared for and maintained.
If you have a cavity that needs to be filled, or if you have a worn down, chipped, or broken tooth that needs repairing, Dr. Robert P. Sherman in Leawood, Kansas, is here to help. For more information about our white composite dental fillings, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sherman, you can reach our team by calling today!