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White Fillings

white fillings White Fillings closely match the shade of your teeth

Aesthetically Amazing

White Fillings

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!



Does it hurt to get white fillings?

Like most dental procedures, you may experience some slight sensitivity for a few days after your new white filling is placed. This sensitivity generally goes away on its own in a few days, however most people experience no discomfort at all.

Are white fillings really less noticeable?

Yes! White fillings are made with high quality composite materials that closely match the colour of your teeth. And if your tooth is broken or misshapen this remarkable material can also be used to contour and restore its natural shape as well. When the filling is put in place it can be practically invisible.

Is the process more complex than a traditional ‘silver’ filling?

Yes. Ensuring that the colour and contour matches your tooth as closely as possible takes more skill than a normal ‘silver’ filling. Your dentist will take the necessary time to complete the procedure correctly to make sure you love the final result.