Designed to fulfil the same function as traditional amalgam fillings, white fillings allow patients to repair and restore a damaged tooth while maintaining and even enhancing their beautiful smile. Made with modern materials, white fillings fit in practically seamlessly with the rest of the mouth, leaving none the wiser and your smile happy and healthy.
White fillings are made of a composite material that we’re able to shade-matched to your natural teeth. It is then sculpted into shape by our team, so that it fits in with the natural tooth and the rest of the mouth practically invisibly.
Advances in modern materials mean white fillings are almost as durable as amalgam fillings. While white fillings may not last as long as amalgam fillings, they do protect the tooth even more as they are bonded to them leaving them fortified against future damage.
In most cases, we will be able to replace a traditional amalgam filling with a white filling, although we’ll first have to ascertain your suitability for this treatment. Some patients decide to replace their fillings simply for aesthetic reasons, while others choose to do so as white fillings do not contain any mercury.
White fillings last for about 7-10 years.