Tooth coloured fillings can be matched to your exact tooth colour and are proven to be durable and long-lasting. Strong ceramic materials are used to fill cavities in the smile, and go unnoticeable as fillings. Not only are they durable, they are aesthetically pleasing for your entire smile.
Benefits of tooth coloured fillings include:
- Matched to the tooth’s natural shade.
- Only requires one visit to the dentist!
- Less of the natural tooth needs to be removed.
- Easily fixed to the tooth’s surface and hardened with a special light.
- Applied in thin layers that leave the filling strong.
Why should I consider tooth-coloured fillings?
Most people have fillings. Traditional amalgam fillings can sometimes be quite visible when you laugh or smile. Fillings are essential, but now they can also be virtually invisible with white or tooth-coloured fillings.
Should I replace my silver amalgam fillings with white ones?
It is usually best to change fillings only when an old filling needs replacing ( defective margins, decay , cracks.....). If so, you can ask to have it replaced in a tooth-coloured material.
Tooth-coloured fillings are normally carried out under local anaesthetic. The affected area is cleared of decay or loose filling and the tooth is washed and dried. The white filling is inserted and smoothed off before a bright light is applied to set it. The filling is then trimmed off and polished.