White Fillings, also known as composite fillings, are a popular option for repairing and restoring teeth damaged by decay or injury. Unlike traditional silver (amalgam) fillings, white fillings are made of a tooth-coloured resin that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth, providing a more aesthetically pleasing result.
In addition to their cosmetic benefits, white fillings have several functional advantages. They are highly durable, long-lasting, and can restore teeth to their original shape and function. They are also bonded to the tooth structure, strengthening the tooth and reducing the risk of further damage.
If you’re looking for a safe, effective, and attractive solution for repairing damaged teeth, white fillings may be the perfect choice for you.
Do white fillings have the same benefits as silver fillings?
White fillings may not have the same longevity as silver amalgam fillings, but new materials with similar properties have been developed that prove effective. The durability of a white filling will depend on its placement in the mouth and the amount of pressure placed on it when biting.
Is it worth replacing my amalgam fillings with white ones?
It is typically best to replace your old fillings with tooth-coloured materials only after your dentist has determined that the old filling needs to be changed. This way, the dentist can decide if the packing needs to be replaced and recommend the best filling material for your particular case.