White fillings are used to repair damaged teeth but, unlike traditional amalgam fillings, they are almost unnoticeable as they are produced from a glass-reinforced resin that blends in beautifully with your teeth.
How will treatment benefit me?
- Virtually invisible as they are crafted from a natural-looking composite resin
- Modern materials make them a durable choice
- As less of the tooth needs removing prior to the placing of the filling they are not as invasive as conventional fillings
What can I expect?
We numb the area and remove old fillings and the decayed part of the tooth. The tooth preparation is more conservative than for older materials. This maintains a stronger tooth/filling combination.
We follow a precise technique for the bonding protocol. This relies on good control of the working environment in the mouth and careful use of the bonding gels and agents.
We carefully apply the colour-matched composite in layers and build up the shape, so it mimics the form and nature of the tooth. The material is set with a special curing light-wand and finally polished.
What else should I know?
We can use white fillings as part of a smile makeover by replacing existing unsightly amalgam fillings.
White fillings are a better-looking option than amalgam and advanced materials now make them more hard-wearing. How long they last will depend on where they are located in the mouth, how much force they are subjected to and how well they are looked after. As always, it is a clinical decision as to how to restore a tooth. All filling materials have limitations and often ceramic crowns or onlays are indicated for more damaged teeth.
Good oral health maintenance is important for long-lasting restorations of whatever type.Return to the Treatments page