White fillings are a modern alternative to traditional amalgam fillings, which are made from a mixture of toxic mercury, silver, tin, copper, zinc and other metals that are easy to see in the mouth.
Just like amalgam fillings, white fillings can be used to treat tooth decay. Many people prefer them because of their fantastic blending abilities, making them barely noticeable to the untrained eye. It’s a simple way to help you eat, talk, smile and laugh with more confidence.
Our white fillings are made from a resin base, carefully selected to match the original shade of your tooth. We’ll normally give you the filling with local anaesthetic and you won’t experience any pain.
Silica is added to the resin for volume and we’ll then place the mixture on your tooth in thin layers, hardening each layer with a UV light, and with the last layer the filling will be trimmed off and polished.
Just because you need a filling it doesn’t mean you want everyone else to see it! We go to great lengths to blend the shade of a composite filling so it closely matches the natural colour of your tooth.
The super strength materials we use actually support the remaining tooth structure, which helps prevent teeth breaking. Our white fillings even insulate teeth from excessive temperature changes. So they feel as good as they look.
White fillings are a beautiful solution to damaged teeth because they are more or less invisible in your mouth and only take one visit to the dentist in most cases.
Another plus side is modern materials have increased their durability so they can now be used successfully on the back teeth (great news for anyone who has ever been embarrassed by revealing their fillings to the world while laughing or yawning!).
If you’re one of the many people who now prefer white fillings to traditional amalgam, we’ll be happy to replace your existing fillings too.
If that’s you, or you have a decayed or damaged tooth you want looked at, book a consultation at WeLoveTeeth and we’ll discuss whether a white filling can work for you.
The environment is spotlessly clean and designed in such a way that there is a real feeling of calm, which is fantastic for nervous patients like myself! Paula is really thorough and explains everything clearly so you are always aware of what is going on.