White Fillings

White fillings are a cosmetic alternative to metal amalgam fillings and more historically, gold fillings.

A procedure for minor dental corrections, white fillings (also known as composite bonding) offer a quick and affordable way to correct a variety of dental flaws such as:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Closing gaps between teeth
  • Reshaping short or uneven teeth
  • Tooth decay and filling cavities
  • Tooth discolouration
  • Replace metal or amalgam fillings

White fillings have been around for a long time and are the easiest, quickest and so often the first step in improving your smile. Advances in material technology means that white fillings can enhance your smile for many years

Composite fillings result in a natural-looking smile. The colour can be closely matched to your natural teeth, so the restorations are nearly undetectable. And because the resin compound actually bonds to your tooth, the seal is tighter and the restored tooth can be even stronger than it was before.

Advantages of white fillings:

  • Since they bond to the tooth, composite fillings restore most of the original strength of the tooth
  • Silver fillings leave the tooth with the same strength as the cavitated tooth
  • Composites are easier to repair than amalgam
  • Composite fillings restore the natural appearance of the tooth.
  • Composites are mercury-free.
  • Mercury in fillings is viewed by some as being undesirable.
  • Composites require less removal of tooth structure. Especially with new cavities, the size of the hole made for the filling can be dramatically smaller with composites.
  • The durability and longevity of resin tooth-filling material has been considered as equal to amalgam.