White Dental Fillings in Omaha

White Dental Fillings


If you need to restore a tooth affected by decay or damage, white fillings are an excellent solution. They can rebuild your tooth while blending in seamlessly with your smile. At Legacy Dental, our skilled dentists, Dr. Lauren Semerad and Dr. Maggie Larsen, use high-quality, tooth-colored composite resin materials to provide durable and aesthetically pleasing fillings.

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What are White Fillings? 

Also known as composite fillings, white fillings are made from a putty-like resin material that is tinted to match the exact color of your natural tooth enamel. This mixture of fine particles and plastic resin is directly molded and bonded to the prepared areas of your tooth, then cured with a special light to harden the restoration.

Unlike traditional amalgam fillings that contain mercury and have a dark silver-gray appearance, tooth-colored fillings provide a much more attractive, natural-looking result. They also allow for more conservative tooth preparation since the resin chemically bonds to the remaining tooth structure.

What are the Benefits of White Fillings?

When you choose white fillings at Legacy Dental in Omaha, you’ll enjoy these key benefits:

  • Natural Aesthetics: Composite resin can be matched precisely to your tooth shade for virtually invisible results that blend in seamlessly with your smile. White fillings look just like your natural teeth.
  • Metal-Free Solution: Our white fillings contain no mercury, aluminum, or other potentially concerning metals that can impact your health and safety.
  • Bonded Durability: Composite resins chemically bond to your tooth structure, creating a durable, long-lasting restoration. No gaps or spaces form over time.
  • Minimally Invasive: Compared to amalgam fillings, less of your healthy tooth structure needs to be removed to place a composite restoration.
  • Versatility: Besides cavities, white fillings can repair chips, cracks, discoloration, reshaping issues, and other defects.

What to Expect When Getting a White Filling 

Your filling treatment at Legacy Dental will involve the following steps:

  1. Comfort – We’ll ensure you are completely comfortable by numbing the area around the affected tooth with a local anesthetic. No pain, just a little pinch.
  2. Preparation – We will carefully remove any decayed or damaged tooth material using a dental drill or air abrasion instrument.
  3. Etching – We apply a gel to lightly etch the prepared tooth surface so the composite resin can form a secure bond.
  4. Adhesive Application – A thin bonding adhesive is brushed on to create a strong micromechanical bond between your tooth and the filling material.
  5. Composite Placement – The composite resin is precisely applied in layers to rebuild the missing tooth structure.
  6. Hardening – A specialized curing light quickly hardens and solidifies each layer of the composite resin-filling material.
  7. Contouring & Polishing – Once fully hardened, the filling is carefully shaped and polished to match your bite and look natural.

The entire process takes about 30-60 minutes per filling in most cases. Your new tooth-colored filling will blend with the rest of your smile. Best of all, with proper care, your white fillings can last ten years or longer!

Indications for White Fillings 

White composite fillings provide a durable and cosmetically superior restorative solution for issues such as:

  • Repairing cavities/tooth decay
  • Replacing old, failing amalgam fillings
  • Mending cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Closing gaps between teeth
  • Altering the shape or size of misshapen teeth
  • Restoring teeth after root canals
  • Repairing tooth wear from bruxism or erosion

Dr. Semerad, Dr. Larsen, and our team use only the highest quality composite materials to ensure your fillings look beautiful and also provide secure, long-lasting results.

Your Smile, Restored – Legacy Dental 

If you need a filling, inlay, onlay, or other restorative dental work, tooth-colored composites provide the ideal combination of strength, function, and natural appearance. Legacy Dental proudly offers dental fillings in Omaha using advanced composite resin materials.

Thanks to their durability and lifelike results, white fillings have become one of the most popular types of dental restorations. Patients no longer have to sacrifice a beautiful smile for a restored, healthy one – composite fillings give you both!

In addition to being mercury-free, composite resins allow more conservative tooth preparation and form an extremely secure chemical bond for a lasting restoration. With diligent oral hygiene and routine dental visits, your new white fillings can provide many years of reliable service and aesthetic satisfaction.

Dental Fillings in Omaha, NE

Contact Legacy Dental today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Lauren Semerad or Dr. Maggie Larsen. Our team will work closely with you to restore your teeth using only Omaha’s highest-quality dental fillings. We also offer same-day porcelain crowns, porcelain crowns, and porcelain bridges. Regain your strong, healthy, and naturally beautiful smile!