Decay or trauma can damage a tooth. A filling is one option used to restore, strengthen and protect a tooth from deteriorating further.
How do they compare to metal fillings?
Many people require some form of restoration, however do not want silver fillings as they are visible when smiling or laughing.
White fillings are primarily composed of a mixture of resin and minute glass particles and can be used to replace metal fillings.
What are the advantages of white fillings?
Unlike metal fillings, white fillings look more natural and blend into your teeth. They can be created to match a range of different tooth colours and allow teeth to be restored whilst remaining barely noticeable.
An additional advantage is that they are bonded to the tooth tissue. This helps to strengthen the structure of the tooth, protecting against any further fracturing of the tooth wall.
How long do white fillings last?
White fillings are designed to be a long term solution, as long as correct dental hygiene is maintained.