White Dental Fillings


Dental fillings replace and repair tooth structure that has been damaged by decay or fractured with a material. When you receive a dental filling, your Lincoln family dentist removes the decay from the tooth and coats the affected area with filling material. This protects the tooth by sealing off the area, thus preventing more damage and keeping bacteria from entering and causing more decay.

Unlike other dental practices, Antelope Creek Family Dentistry emphasizes the use of white dental fillings to restore your smile and teeth to a more natural look and feel. Because of white dental fillings, you no longer have to be embarrassed by unsightly and unhealthy silver/mercury fillings. The state-of-the-art, tooth-colored resin and porcelain composite materials utilized in our white dental fillings are an advancement you’ll love. 

White Fillings vs. Silver Amalgam Fillings

  • White dental fillings bond to the tooth; they strengthen the tooth by restoring most of its original shape. Silver amalgam fillings, on the other hand, weaken the teeth and make them more susceptible to breaking. Broken teeth can be very expensive to replace, so white dental fillings can actually save time and money in the long run. 
  • Most patients prefer white dental fillings because of the composites’ natural color, strength, and overall appearance and feel. Composites are naturally more comfortable than metal/silver amalgam.
  • There is much less hot and cold sensitivity with the composite material of white dental fillings than there is with silver amalgam fillings.
  • Composite materials require less removal of tooth structure to place than silver amalgam fillings do, especially in the case of new cavities. Composites also require much smaller holes.
  • White dental fillings are healthier because no traces of mercury can be found, unlike with silver amalgam fillings. 

What to Expect When Getting a Filling

To begin the process, your Lincoln family dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area and prevent any discomfort during treatment. If injections are a source of anxiety for you, please let us know beforehand so that we can use another anesthetic method. Your dentist will proceed by removing the decay then cleaning the affected tooth area of any bacteria or infection. Finally, your dentist will clean the area of all debris and fill the cavity or crack with filling material.

Protect Your Teeth Today

White dental fillings are a great way to restore your smile—repairing problems with tooth structure and keeping decay from worsening. We stand behind this as our recommended form of dental fillings. However, please note that we do still offer silver amalgam fillings if that is what you prefer. All you have to do is ask; after all, we are here to serve you!

If you would like to learn more about white dental fillings, please contact our Lincoln, NE team today. You can also book an appointment through our online form.