Unfortunately, most people need fillings… However, nowadays fillings are not only functional, but can be natural looking as well.
Unlike the traditional silver fillings,white fillings have the distinct advantage of not being visible when you laugh or smile. In addition, white fillings are different to silver fillings, as they stick to the teeth, which means that they can also be used to repair teeth that have been chipped, broken or decayed.
White fillings come in a range of shades to closely match your existing tooth color which gives a totally natural appearance.
- A wide variety of shades
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Gives a totally natural look
- Reshape or rebuild teeth
- No unsightly silver fillings
The dentist will normally perform this treatment under a local anesthetic in order to numb the area around the tooth. Any decay or old filling will then be removed if necessary before the white filling is put in. To harden the filling, the dentist will point a bright light onto it, ensuring that your eyes are protected throughout the process. At the final stage of the treatment, the dentist will trim and polish the filling.
As white fillings come in a range of shades, the dentist will be able to provide the closest colour match to your own teeth. White fillings can also be used to reshape and rebuild teeth that are broken or have been worn down, due to the sticky material that is used. A tooth that is going to have a white filling requires less preparation compared to a silver filling. However, white fillings are not as strong as silver fillings, which means that they may not be suitable for large fillings in back teeth.