Fillings are a common procedure for most of the population and involves drilling out the decay in your tooth and replacing it with a filling- this is usually amalgam, or silver. Although practical, these can be unsightly, and patients can be self-conscious about them. An alternative to the traditional silver filling is white fillings; these are made from powdered glass, ceramic and resin and are matched to the colour of your teeth to allow for a more natural looking smile.
If you are wondering whether a white filling is for you, we’ve detailed below some benefits to help you decide:
They create a more natural looking smile- we can match white fillings to the exact colour of your teeth so no one should be able to tell that you have a filling.
Durability- white fillings can be far more durable and versatile than silver fillings as they are bonded directly to the tooth. This also means that less of your existing tooth needs to be removed.
Free of Metal – unlike amalgam fillings, white fillings are free of metal so there is no possible mercury exposure.
Quick – because there is usually less drilling involved in white fillings, the time taken to do these can be less. This is, of course dependent on how many fillings you need, but usually this can be completed within just one appointment.
Reduce Sensitivity – as white fillings contain insulating properties, they offer far more protection from hot or cold foods making them a great choice for people who suffer with sensitive teeth.
If you are in need of a filling or wish to get your existing silver fillings replaced, then read here about the treatment you can expect at Avondale Dental Practice. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us by phone on 01355 234 919 or via our website.