White Fillings closely match the shade of your teeth
When people think of tooth fillings they usually picture amalgam fillings, which have a silver colouring. These fillings, along with being unsightly, also contain mercury which can be potentially toxic.
White fillings, on the other hand, are made of resin and inorganic materials such as porcelain and ceramic, which closely match the shade and colour of your teeth and can last for many years.
These white fillings look, act and feel more like your natural tooth surface and can also be used to restore damaged teeth to their former glory. They are becoming standard in most modern dental practices and are a great alternative - and replacement- for amalgam fillings.
Placing a White Filling
Fitting a white filling follows the same basic procedure as getting an amalgam filling. The decayed matter in your tooth is carefully removed and the exposed area is reshaped and prepared for the placement of the filling. The material is then placed and allowed to harden.
It’s as simple as that!