When you have a cavity, you want a fast, minimally invasive approach to combat the issue. Diagnosing decay early allows us to place smaller and modest restorations that preserve the largest amount of tooth structure possible. To do this, we incorporate white fillings that are healthier for your smile. A dental filling is a plug of material that is placed into a tooth to replace missing tooth substance and/or structure.
White dental fillings are highly aesthetic fillings made of tooth coloured material. The dental filling material is available in different shades which can be blended and mixed to find the perfect colour to match your natural teeth.
The procedure for inserting white fillings is quick and painless. Tooth-coloured resin is built up in your tooth, one layer at a time. Each layer is hardened with a special light before the next layer is applied.
White fillings are used for a number of reasons, including:
Closing spaces between the front teeth
Improving your smile
Changing the colour, shape and structure of a tooth
Fixing a broken tooth
Replacing a grey filling in the front or back teeth
Filling cavities caused by decay
Protecting the surface of the tooth
You may not know if you need fillings in your teeth. Many small to medium holes in teeth are asymptomatic, giving no pain. In fact, decay can sometimes eat out two-thirds of the tooth from the inside and you would have no idea it is happening. If your teeth are sensitive to hot, cold, or sweet food and drink, you may need fillings and sealants.