Are you sick of spotting silver fillings in photos or wondering about safer alternatives to mercury fillings? If so, we can offer white fillings to repair and strengthen your teeth with minimal aesthetic impact.
What are white fillings?
White fillings are a modern alternative to mercury amalgam fillings; they are used to fill cavities, small holes, in the teeth. White fillings are made from dental composite, which is designed to match the colour of the tooth. Composite is soft and malleable and it is hardened on exposure to light; this means it can be moulded to fit the cavity perfectly before it is set.
White fillings are becoming increasingly popular because they are much more aesthetically pleasing than silver fillings and they are also safer and better for the environment.
Can I get my mercury fillings replaced?
Yes! We will be happy to replace existing metal fillings with new white fillings, as well as fitting white fillings for the first time.
What are the benefits of a filling?
Fillings are restorations, which are designed to make a tooth stronger when there is a cavity. Cavities are holes, which weaken the structure of the teeth; they are caused by bacteria and once there is a hole in the tooth, there is a risk of infection spreading to other parts of the tooth. The filling strengthens the tooth, but it is also protects it from further infection.
How long do fillings last?
The design and technology behind dental materials is advancing all the time and white fillings are now extremely durable. If the tooth is well looked-after they should last for several years.