White Tooth Fillings
Why Choose White Fillings?
However, dental crowns may have to be used if the damage to the tooth is very bad.
Fillings work by adding a tough material to an area to help strengthen your tooth and prevent any further damage being caused.
- Repair cavities and cracks whilst also being a similar colour to your teeth
- Improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth
- Filling are made from a composite of materials that is safe, effective, and hard to break
- Laugh and smile again with confidence
- Quick treatment times
How Are White Tooth Fillings Done?
The process of adding a white filling to a tooth is almost identical to any other filling undertaken:
- Firstly, the dentist will take an x-ray of your decayed tooth and then decide the best form of treatment based on the results.
- You will then be given a local anaesthetic and no treatment will be undertaken until it has taken away all sensitivity from the tooth.
- Once the area is numb, the dentist will use a small drill to remove the damaged areas of the tooth, creating a small hole free from decay.
- The tooth is then prepared using a mild acid and dental cement to help secure the white filling, which is then added and hardened in stages using a bright light.
- When the final layer of white filling composite is added the surface will be sculpted to fit in with the surrounding teeth, ensuring a level and even bite.
White Fillings Explained Further
White fillings are a good way to repair cavities and cracks whilst also being a similar colour which helps them to blend in and improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth.
They are made from a composite of materials that is safe, effective, and hard to break. Previously, many dentists used amalgam filling material to restore teeth.
These fillings were black/silver in colour and proved to be quite unsightly. It is commonplace to replace these old fillings with more aesthetically pleasing white/tooth coloured restorations.