Drs. Hutchison, Gorman, Mooney, and Grossman provide composite, or white, dental fillings as a cosmetic dental treatment in Centreville, Virginia, to help our patients repair damage and restore their teeth to full beauty and function. We invite you to contact our office at 703-830-9110 to learn more about composite dental fillings and make your appointment with one of our friendly dentists.

What is a dental filling?

A filling is a dental restoration used to repair a tooth that has been damaged by decay. When a cavity is formed by decay, we typically recommend a filling to repair the tooth and restore its health and structure. Composite (white) fillings are made of a composite resin material that is matched to your original tooth color for a natural-looking effect. In addition to being used to repair tooth decay, composite resin can also be used to recontour a tooth for improved aesthetics.

Do I need a dental filling?

If your dentists detect tooth decay, they may recommend a filling. A dental filling is generally recommended when the damage is not extensive enough to require the use of a dental crown. To place the filling, our dentists will first remove the decay from the tooth. They then clean the tooth, fill it with composite resin, and shape the resin to fit the tooth’s contours. This replaces the missing tooth structure and returns the tooth to good health. The entire process of placing a white filling takes only one visit to our office. We welcome you to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.