White Filling


White Dental Fillings

Are white fillings as good as silver fillings?

White fillings have always been considered less long lasting than silver amalgam fillings, however with the advanced materials we use at our practice, a white filling can often last as long as a silver filling. Their life expectancy can depend on where they are in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite. Our dentist can advise on the life expectancy of your fillings.

Why should I consider white fillings?

Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths. Nowadays fillings can be natural looking, as well as doing the job they’re meant to do. Many people don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile because they are more conscious about the way they look.

Are white fillings expensive?

Because many white fillings are classed as a ‘cosmetic’ treatment, you can only have them done privately. So costs can vary. Costs usually depend on the size and type of white filling used, and the time it takes to carry out the treatment.

Is it worth replacing my amalgam fillings with white ones?

It is usually best to change fillings only when your dentist decides that an old filling needs replacing. When this happens you can ask to have it replaced with a tooth-coloured filling. Some dentists prefer not to put white fillings in back teeth as they are not always successful. One way around this would be to use crowns or inlays, but this can mean removing more of the tooth and can be more expensive.

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White Dental Fillings Procedure

This treatment can restore the appearance of your teeth. The dentist place tooth coloured fillings which are natural-looking.

The size of the filling depends on the damage of the tooth.

The dentist removes all the decay. Then will clean the cavity to apply the tooth-coloured filling that is applied in layers. Finally, the dentist polishes the final restoration.

Benefits of White Dental Fillings

White dental fillings are a great choice for patients of all ages and are frequently used to repair cavities in teeth. Because they are made out of a tooth-colored substance, they blend in with the natural color of your teeth, which means that you don’t have to worry about unsightly fillings.

The best way to have whiter teeth is to have a dental filling that is made of white material. The white filling will help you have a whiter smile and it will make your teeth look natural. A white filling will also improve the health of your teeth.

  • Are not painful.
  • Can be closely matched to the colour of existing teeth.

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