White fillings are constructed from materials that match the colour of your teeth and restore the natural appearance of your smile. Like silver amalgam fillings, white fillings are able to treat tooth decay but are favoured by many patients due to their fantastic blending abilities. The material is designed to match the translucency and shade of your natural teeth for the ultimate, discreet dental treatment.
How do they compare to metal fillings?
Many people require some form of restoration, but do not want silver fillings as they are visible when smiling or laughing. In the present day fillings are functional but also designed to blend in with the natural teeth—so there is no need to feel self-conscious about your smile. White fillings are primarily composed of a mixture of resin and minute glass particles and can be used to replace metal fillings.
What are the advantages of white fillings?
The major advantage of white fillings the traditional amalgam fillings is the improved aesthetic. They can be created to match a range of different tooth colours and allow the teeth to be restored whilst remaining barely noticeable. They also adhere to the tooth tissue much better and strengthen the structure of the tooth, protecting against any further fracturing of the tooth wall.
How long do white fillings last?
White fillings are designed to be a long term solution, as long as correct dental hygiene is maintained. This includes flossing and brushing every day, monitoring your intake of sugary foods and attending regular dental check-ups.