Say goodbye to silver fillings!
A filling replaces part of a tooth that has been lost because of decay or through accidental damage.
Unlike silver (amalgam) fillings, white filling material sticks to teeth and can form edges, so it may be effectively used to repair front teeth that are chipped, broken, decayed or worn. It can also be used as a 'veneer' to cover marks or discolouration that cleaning won't remove.
Until recently, dentistry was only able to restore tooth damage using materials containing metals. Most of us grew up with dark grey patches in our mouths, ‘everyone’ had them, we thought nothing of it. Well, it’s time to think again.
For fillings in back teeth that would traditionally have been filled with amalgam, there is an alternative that looks more natural.
White fillings come in a range of shades so they can be matched to the colour of your own teeth.