If you have a cavity, you may be worried about how we will repair your tooth and restore the health of your smile. In the past, dentists have commonly used silver amalgam fillings to repair cavities; however, thanks to advanced dental materials, techniques, and technology, Hooper Family Dentistry is now pleased to offer white fillings to restore your smile without metal, mercury, or dark fillings. To make your appointment with Dr. Stephen R. Hooper, Dr. Stephen Tyer or Dr. Christopher G. Hooper and learn more about tooth-colored dental fillings in Bossier City, Louisiana, call our office.
White fillings, which are made of composite resin, typically require only one comfortable visit to our dental office. Our gentle dentists will first remove the decayed portion of the tooth. After cleaning the tooth, we will then fill it with a composite resin material that is tinted to match the natural color of your tooth. Once the resin has been shaped to fit the tooth, it is hardened with a special light.
A white dental filling usually involves less tooth removal than is required for an amalgam filling, leaving more of your natural tooth structure intact. White dental fillings can be used to restore teeth that have suffered mild to moderate decay or damage.
We invite you to contact us today to learn more about white fillings and the advantages they provide. We look forward to speaking with you!