Tooth-Colored Fillings

White Fillings in Independence, MO

Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings in Independence, MO - Meiners DentistryMany cavities form in the back teeth, so fillings in these areas aren’t visible when you smile. But what if you have a cavity in a more conspicuous location? Fortunately, you don’t have to let a silver filling detract from your appearance because we offer white fillings at Meiners Dentistry.

White fillings, also called tooth-colored fillings, are incredibly discreet. These fillings blend in well with your tooth and are not at all noticeable. White fillings are also strong and durable. Made of composite resin, these fillings bond to the surrounding tooth and can last for many years.

Did you know there are many different types of white filling material just like there are different brands of cereal or automobiles? Many dental offices stock one brand of filling material and use it everywhere. However, different brands and types of filling material excel at different things.  Dr. Zach Meiners customizes the type of filling material to the need of the patient.

For instance:

  • Some white filling brands are known for beauty and blend exceptionally well to the teeth, and we use those on your front teeth for a great appearance.
  • Others are known for strength and durability, which we use on molar teeth or patients with a history of clenching or grinding.
  • There are also filling materials designed to be more resistant to tooth decay and acids in the mouth, and we use those in people with higher tooth decay risk factors.

Are you interested in a white filling customized to your own individual needs? Just give Meiners Dentistry a call at (816) 252-3545 now to schedule an appointment.