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Composite fillings, often referred to as white fillings, have revolutionized modern dentistry by offering a discreet and aesthetically pleasing solution for repairing damaged or decayed teeth. Unlike traditional silver amalgam fillings, composite fillings are crafted from a tooth-colored resin material, allowing them to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. At Radiant Smiles, we are committed to providing comprehensive dental care with a focus on enhancing your smile, and composite fillings are a prime example of how modern dentistry can restore both the health and beauty of your teeth.

The Advantages of Composite Fillings

The most significant advantage of composite fillings is their ability to mimic the shade and translucency of your natural teeth. This makes them an excellent choice for restoring front teeth, where the aesthetics are crucial. Some of the other advantages include:

  • Minimally Invasive: Composite fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure than traditional amalgam fillings, preserving more of your natural tooth.
  • Bonding Strength: Composite fillings chemically bond to the tooth’s structure, which can help to reinforce and stabilize the tooth.
  • Reduced Sensitivity: Composite fillings typically produce less post-treatment tooth sensitivity compared to amalgam fillings.
  • Versatile: These fillings can be used to repair decay, chipped or cracked teeth, and even to close small gaps between teeth.
  • Mercury-Free: Composite fillings are a mercury-free alternative to amalgam fillings, addressing concerns about potential mercury exposure.

The process of receiving composite fillings is straightforward and typically completed in a single dental appointment. Dr. Chandna will examine your tooth and take x-rays, if necessary, to determine the extent of the decay or damage that needs to be repaired with the filling. Local anesthesia is administered to numb the tooth and surrounding area, ensuring your comfort during the procedure.

The color-matched white composite resin is precisely applied in layers to the desired area, with each layer being cured using a special light. This process ensures a strong bond and the desired shape. After the layers are in place, the filling is sculpted and polished to match the natural contour of your tooth.

Composite fillings at Radiant Smiles are one of the many dental services we offer that provide both functional and aesthetic benefits for your smile. We believe that your smile should not only be healthy but also beautiful. If you have cavities or damaged teeth and are seeking a natural-looking, white smile, reach out to our friendly dental team. Call our dental center in Arlington, VA, to schedule your next appointment.

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Dr. Surbhi is an excellent dentist. She took the time to explain every procedure she was doing. She is very professional and has a calm personality. This office is absolutely wonderful! She is the best dentist I have ever had. The assistant and front desk are considerate, Friendly and great professionals. Thank you Dr Surbhi for excellent treatment. Wish you all the best.
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Dr Chandna and her teams are amazing. I had a cleaning scheduled and when I came in for my appointment she had fully explained to me how everything would work and performed it to where I felt little to no pain or discomfort.
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Dr. Surbhi Chandna

Dr. Surbhi Chandna is a general and cosmetic dentist. She started her career in Dentistry in 2005 and has since gained experience working in India and United States. She is a graduate of prestigious University of Pittsburgh- School of Dentistry. She has years of experience working in Richmond, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She has taken hundreds of CE courses to stay updated with the latest dental technology.

She truly enjoys the art of dentistry, because she can use her skillset to improve the smile, oral health, and confidence of her patients. Refer to our gallery for some of the cases that she has done.

Featured in Arlington Magazine’s July/August ’23 Dentist profile

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