Home ยป Composite Resin Fillings: A Natural and Attractive Treatment Option

When restoring a tooth, no solution may be more versatile than a white composite resin filling. Dr. Shoffet and our team at Royal Dental Practice have provided this effective solution for patients in the Bell Canyon, California, area for years. Whether you are restoring a tooth that has suffered decay or for other reasons, a white filling is natural in appearance while providing a strong and long-lasting solution.

Reasons You May Need A Dental Filling

When you go for your next dental check-up, your dentist may suggest a dental filling for various reasons. While a filling is commonly used to restore a decayed tooth, it can also be used for other dental issues such as fixing cracked or broken teeth, worn down teeth, or even reshaping a tooth. Your dentist will evaluate your dental health and recommend the best treatment plan.

In some cases, a tooth that has been fractured can be fixed with a white composite filling. This material can be matched to the color of your natural tooth. Fractures can occur due to various reasons, such as physical injury, chronic teeth grinding, chewing on hard objects, or playing sports.

Are Dental Fillings Painful?

Our patients commonly ask us if getting a filling is painful. Because of Dr. Shoffet’s precise and gentle techniques, the answer to this question is a resounding no. Getting a filling takes just one appointment and a few steps, including:

  • Numbing for comfort: The first step will be to numb the area to ensure painless treatment. We also offer sedation options for those suffering from dental phobia or anxiety
  • Tooth preparation: Any existing tooth decay or other damage will be removed before the tooth is cleaned and shaped for optimal filling retention
  • Filling: Your tooth will now be ready to receive the filling, which will be placed directly onto the tooth. The filling material will be shaped and shaded to match the color and contours of your natural tooth for a seamless appearance

Please Schedule An Appointment Today

Dr. Shoffet welcomes Bell Canyon area families for compassionate, gentle, and effective dental care. We are happy you chose our practice for your family’s dental care needs. Please feel free to contact us at (818) 334-6655