TigerTown Family Dentistry
Stephanie Simmons, DMD
2542 Enterprise Drive
Opelika, AL 36801
Auburn • Opelika
334.737.6261

White Fillings

Composite "White" Fillings
Tooth-colored "white" fillings are made of composite resin material and are available in a number of natural-looking shades to match existing teeth. They are non-metallic and mercury-free, and many have fluoride-releasing properties. Similar materials are also used in cosmetic bonding procedures to make minor esthetic changes to front teeth.

composite white dental fillingsProtecting Your Smile against Tooth Decay
Molar "back" teeth have very deep grooves and pits in the chewing surface that are often impossible to clean with a toothbrush. Harmful oral bacteria can accumulate in these areas and develop into dental cavities.

As a preventative measure (especially for children), dental sealants are the first choice to help protect teeth against this destructive process. After a cavity develops, however, it becomes necessary to remove the decay and restore the tooth to prevent infection and pain.

Signs & Symptoms of dental decay include:

Sensitivity to hot, cold or sweets
Deep, dark stains in the tooth surface
Areas between teeth that catch and snag dental floss
"Holes" in teeth
Tooth pain, swelling and abscesses

Dental decay is progressive and unstoppable without treatment. The only way to arrest dental decay is by removing it and placing a restoration to prevent recurrence. If you have any of these symptoms, please contact us to address the problem as soon as possible.

Early diagnosis and treatment helps avoid discomfort and is kinder on your budget. White fillings may be used to restore small cavities in molars and pre-molars if detected early, while large areas of decay and broken tooth structure typically require more durable restorations such as crowns.

Everyone deserves a healthy smile! Contact Us to learn more about preventative services to protect your oral health.

TigerTown Family Dentistry • Where Happiness is a Healthy Smile