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White Fillings

Tricia Mockler, DDS -  - Family, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

Tricia Mockler, DDS

Family, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry located in South Bay Area, Cupertino, CA

If you’re like most people, you’ll eventually need one or more dental fillings. Tricia Mockler, DDS, offers white fillings as opposed to metal-based options, helping restore the smiles of many residents of Cupertino, California. Book an appointment today to learn more about your filling options and restore the health and beauty of your smile. Appointments can be booked online or by phone, so don’t delay.

White Fillings Q & A

What are dental fillings?

Dental fillings repair cavities, which are small holes in the surface of your tooth enamel. Cavities form when the bacteria in plaque wears away your enamel. Left untreated, cavities will become deeper and wider over time, compromising the structural integrity of the tooth. 

In decades past, metal amalgam fillings were the primary option. While durable, these fillings were also highly visible. You can see metal fillings when someone smiles or laughs. Even worse, metal fillings can leak or break, staining your surrounding tooth tissue and causing new problems. 

Advancements in dental technology have created a more aesthetically pleasing option. Dr. Mockler uses white fillings to restore your teeth, an option that enables restorations that are virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding natural tooth tissue. 

The fillings are made of a tooth-colored composite material that bonds with the surface of your tooth tissue. Once Dr. Mockler removes all traces of decay, the filling material is applied and hardened. The shade can be adjusted to match the color of your natural teeth. 

Can other restorations be completed using white materials?

If you have a fractured, chipped, or cracked tooth, composite material can restore the proper shape and shade. Dr. Mockler applies the material and then shapes it to match your surrounding teeth. 

Composite restorations not only deliver a beautiful outcome, they also serve to strengthen a damaged tooth. Your restoration will be durable, and requires the same dental hygiene routines you use for the rest of your teeth. 

Dr. Mockler uses only the highest quality materials, and restorations are never rushed. She believes that each and every treatment deserves her very best effort and full attention. 

How can I prevent cavities and fillings?

A solid dental hygiene routine is the best way to prevent cavities from developing. However, most adults will eventually need one or more fillings. 

Scheduling routine dental exams and cleanings every six months is the best way to avoid a serious cavity. These visits allow Dr. Mockler and her team to examine your teeth and address any issues in the early stages. All fillings require removing a small portion of your tooth tissue, but filling a small cavity is far better than restoring advanced decay. 

If you’re searching for a dentist who believes in personalized care, set aside some time to meet with Dr. Mockler and discuss her approach to dental services. She is currently accepting new patients, and would love to welcome you to her practice family.