White fillings are an almost invisible way of preventing cavities from progressing
Until recently, most cavities were filled with the well-known silver filling amalgams, with front teeth using a weak form of white filling for cosmetic purposes. Nowadays, white fillings have become much more durable, making them the go-to choice for resolving cavity problems in the tooth.
White fillings offer many advantages over the old and ugly silver amalgam fillings including:
- Looking much better. The white composite blends in with teeth, making it near invisible
- It’s easier to bond to the tooth, requiring less tooth removal to sit securely in place
- There is no mercury in white fillings. While this isn’t an issue, many people feel more comfortable knowing this
- They do not expand over time, meaning there is less chance of tooth collapse
For larger fillings where more than 70% of the tooth has been compromised, we prefer to use our state-of-the-art CEREC restorations over white fillings.
How long do white fillings last?
It depends on your dental hygiene. White fillings are maintained in the same way as regular healthy teeth, so if you look after your teeth and brush and floss twice a day, it’s likely your white filling will never be a problem.
What are white fillings made of?
White fillings are usually made from a mixture of plastic and glass particles, giving them a more similar structure to a real tooth over a traditional metal filling. This means you’re replacing tooth material with a realistic alternative, leading to a generally healthier tooth.
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