By using different shades of modern ‘composite’ materials, your teeth can now be restored to look as good as new. Old and unsightly silver fillings can be replaced to give you back confidence in your smile.
Dental Decay happens when the enamel and dentine of a tooth becomes softened by acid attack, producing a cavity or hole. Your dentist will remove all the decay before rebuilding your tooth.
Frequently Asked Question
What are the advantages of white fillings?
White fillings are tooth-colored in nature, as it matches the color of the tooth, it is very difficult to find. It also adds more aesthetic value. Removal of healthy tooth tissue is also required less when compared to silver fillings.
Do bruxism or teeth grinding problems affect white fillings?
Yes, excessive biting and bruxism cause fillings to break or crack. You may need a nightguard to protect it.
Will this white filling lose its color?
Yes, even our tooth loses its color over a certain period. Avoid eating foods or drinks that contain more color pigments such as coffee, wine, or tobacco to maintain its color.
Are there any alternatives to white fillings?
Yes, Amalgam (Silver Fillings), and inlays or Onlays are alternative to white fillings.
How are white fillings made?
White fillings are made up of tooth-colored resin, and to add strength, clear glass particles are mixed.