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White fillings, also called “composites” or “bonding,” are a nearly invisible way to repair chipped or broken teeth. It can also be used to fill cavities or close spaces between teeth. It comes in a variety of different shades and colors, so we can match the fillings to the shade of each person’s teeth. Here at Dugas Dental, we use a computerized shade matching machine called a Vita Easy Shade 4.0 to pick the perfect shade.

Unlike metal (amalgam) fillings, which lock in by undercuts, composites adhere to teeth by a special glue called bonding agent. This allows us to place white filling material in conservative, thin layers without having to cut away extra tooth for the undercuts. White fillings do not expand and contract with temperature like metal fillings, so white fillings cause significantly less cracking in teeth.

Although some patients experience a little more post-operative sensitivity with white fillings versus metal fillings, this sensitivity usually resolves in less than a few weeks. At Dugas Dental, we use a specific bonding agent that includes a desensitizing agent to help reduce sensitivity. When done correctly, white fillings are conservative, invisible, and have hardly any post-operative sensitivity.

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The Dugas Dental team is the best! I appreciate all the smiles when we come to the office. The care that we receive is exceptional! I always recommend Dugas Dental to anyone looking for a dentist. I know this great team will take great care of them!


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For seniors, it is imperative that gum health is a top priority. As you age, your risk of developing periodontal (gum) disease increases. Periodontal disease is both preventable, and in many cases, reversible. When left untreated, it can lead to...