Even those of us who take great care to keep good oral health can still develop cavities. Luckily, our team can help keep your teeth healthy and looking flawless by removing your cavities and sealing your tooth with natural-looking white fillings.

Male patient smiling after receiving white fillings in Las Vegas.

What are White Fillings?

No matter what caused a hole to form on the biting surface of your tooth, dental fillings can prevent further damage. Modern fillers are porcelain-based, which results in a restoration that leaves no visible sign on your tooth.

Reasons to Receive a White Filling

Several critical scenarios can require a patient to need white teeth fillings. Some of these may include replacing old fillers, filling a cavity, and being the final step in root canal treatments. Here’s how we do this.

Replacing Silver Fillers

While traditionally used to plug cavities, silver fillings have some significant drawbacks. Besides their non-enamel esthetic, they have difficulties dealing with drastic temperature changes. Drinking hot coffee or eating ice cream can cause the metal fillers to expand and contract, wearing them down.

Porcelain filler material is more tolerant to sudden elemental shifts. Due to this, it's suitable for veneers, crowns, bridges, and dentures. New, white fillers will be an instant upgrade, leading to a better smile and performance.

Cavities and Root Canals

Fillings are also used to plug cavities and seal a tooth after a root canal. After the initial treatment and cleaning, porcelain fillers are applied to prevent further damage and pain. We also offer sedation, so patients don’t need to worry about the possibility of pain.

How Long Will Fillers Last?

Porcelain is just as durable as enamel, meaning that proper care can make a permanent solution. By regularly brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing after every meal, you’ll considerably extend the life expectancy of your white fillings.

Interested in Replacing Your Current Fillings?

The first step to returning to total health is to make an appointment with Drs. Chin and Pharar. Our goal is to provide oral care for everyone in our community and give them a reason to show off their smiles. Make an appointment today!