Why Choose White Fillings?

Why Choose White Fillings?

Why Choose White Fillings?

White fillings (also called resin or composite fillings) are the main treatment for repairing and preventing further damage to a decayed or broken tooth.

Metal fillings also exist, but at 3Dental we only use white fillings as we insist on using only most modern filling types.

Our dentists will pick the filling material to match the colour of your teeth so fillings cannot be seen.

They replicate the natural shape and appearance of a tooth. They also help restore the function of a tooth.

We can also remove and replace old metal fillings with white (or tooth coloured) fillings, to give you the smile that you've always wanted!

The White Fillings Procedure

The White Fillings Procedure

The White Fillings Procedure

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.

Benefits of White Fillings

Repair Cavities And Cracks Whilst Also Being An Identical 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

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Quick Treatment Times

As They Are Metal Free, They Look Just Like Your Natural Teeth

Additional Stability For A Tooth That Has Already Been Weakened

White Fillings Are Not Affected By Any Changes In Temperature Which Occur In Your Mouth

White Fillings Explained Further

  • How It's Done
  • After Anaesthetic
  • The Final Step
  • If Your Tooth Is Too Damaged
How It's Done
How It's Done

How It's 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.
After Anaesthetic
After Anaesthetic

After Anaesthetic

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.

The Final Step
The Final Step

The Final Step

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.

If Your Tooth Is Too Damaged
If Your Tooth Is Too Damaged

If Your Tooth Is Too Damaged

Dental crowns may have to be used if the damage to the tooth is very bad.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Will you be able to see my filling?

No. White fillings are matched to the shade of your teeth and will not be detected when you smile.

Will it hurt?

The dentist will give you a local anesthetic so you will be completely numb for the treatment.

Can I eat after my filling?

The white filling material is complete set when you leave the clinic, however you may be numb for up to 4 hours.

It is best to avoid eating until the numbness wears off, as you may bite your tongue/cheeks or burn your mouth with hot food or drinks.

Will I be in pain after?

No, you should not be in pain after a filling.

Your dentist will advise you if it has been a deep filling. In this case, you may experience some sensitivity while the tooth settles.

How long do white fillings last?

There is no set time for a filling to last. If it is done properly and you have healthy diet and hygiene habits, it can last forever.

The filling might require some adjustments or polishing from time to time, but that should be enough.

Of course they can fracture, as a natural tooth can, in case of trauma or if you bite something really hard, but that is not common. 

How much is a white filling?

At 3Dental, composite (white) fillings range from €90 to €120, depending on the size and the surface of the tooth that is involved. 

Are white fillings better?

A composite (white) filling done properly and with good quality materials, tend to hold the tooth structure together, keeping it safe and strong, which is the opposite that the silver fillings do.

In silver fillings, the metal is packed into the cavity, creating pressure that might lead to cracks in the future. There are also other positive factors, as well as the aesthetic.

Composite fillings match with the colour of the teeth, which makes them not noticeable at all. Also the patient can eat and drink straight after getting a composite filling done. 

Are white fillings safe?

Composite (white) fillings are perfectly safe for the teeth and for the patients health. They help to hold the remaining tooth structure together, making it stronger and helping to prevent cracks.

Also there are no toxic residues released, and it is recommended both for anterior and posterior teeth and can be done in patients at any stage of their lives.  

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