White fillings have become incredibly popular over the last decade – providing an inconspicuous alternative to silver-coloured amalgam fillings.
White fillings are made of a composite resin, which blends in seamlessly with your natural tooth. Even up close no one will be able to spot the filling.
Modern white fillings are strong and durable – so it’s not a case of style over substance. And the treatment is very straightforward; we’ll use a local anaesthetic to prevent any pain or discomfort.
Fillings are commonly used to restore a tooth following treatment for a cavity. Once the decayed area of your tooth has been removed, the area is carefully filled. They’re also used to repair cracked, broken or worn down teeth.
Your treatment will be carried out in one visit, and your dentist will be able to match the colour of your filling to your tooth for a natural result.
Amalgam fillings - also known as mercury fillings - have been used for decades, but in recent years health concerns have been raised, prompting research into their safety.
For many people though, it’s the appearance of their amalgam fillings that prompts them to seek a more discreet alternative.