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White Fillings

If the decay is not too serious, our cosmetic dentist will typically remove all the decay and restore the tooth with a white (tooth-coloured) filling.

Our dentists can replace silver amalgam fillings with white tooth-coloured fillings.

Dental decay happens when the enamel and dentine of a tooth become softened by acid attack, producing a cavity (hole).

If you require a filling in your tooth, a cosmetic option would be to choose a white filling material that matches the shade of your surrounding natural teeth. You can also have any existing metallic fillings replaced with tooth-coloured or ‘white’ fillings. This will allow you to smile without a metallic glint in sight, giving your teeth a more natural appearance overall.

Here is how white fillings work:

  1. This is a trusted procedure that entails the removal of any decay from your tooth and taking out the metal or amalgam fillings you are having replaced.

  2. The new filling is made from a very hard tooth-coloured substance and will withstand the forces in your mouth when you bite and chew over a long period of time.

  3. The restoration is completed in one visit and your fillings will not be visible when you smile.

Benefits of White Fillings

  • Natural-looking restoration.

  • Improved cosmetic appearance of filled teeth while being able to bite and chew as usual.

  • Hard-wearing solution.

More about decay detection in our Preventative Dentistry section.

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