When you develop tooth decay, odds are Dr. Asad Ahsan will recommend a dental filling to repair your tooth. However, instead of using noticeable metal fillings, Vital Dental uses white, or composite, fillings. These fillings are designed to restore your tooth’s health without compromising its natural appearance or beauty. If you would like to know more about the benefits of using white dental fillings in McKinney, Texas, we invite you to contact our practice and set up an appointment with our dentist.

Dental fillings are one of the most common dental restorations performed in any dental office. Fillings are typically necessary when a tooth has developed minor to moderate amounts of decay, such as a cavity. Dental fillings can also repair teeth that are cracked, fractured or chipped.

The process of placing a filling can be done in one quick appointment to our practice. First, our dentist will remove the damaged parts of your tooth and clean the tooth to remove any debris. Next, we will fill in the tooth with a composite resin, which our dentist can match to your natural tooth color. We will mold and shape the resin so that it resembles your tooth’s natural shape and size before hardening it into place.

In most dental offices, patients can choose from either a composite, or white, dental filling, or an amalgam, or silver, filling. Over the years, however, many people have become skeptical of amalgam fillings because they contain mercury, which can be harmful to your health. At our practice, we are committed to giving our patients the best possible treatments that benefit not only their oral health but also their overall health. If you would like to learn more about dental fillings, we invite you contact our practice today. We are here to care for your smile!