Here, at Confidental Clinic Greenwich we offer White Fillings to our patients. Our highly trained dental team can transform your smile, leaving you with more confidence.
What is a White Filling?
A White Filling, also known as a Composite Filling is a tooth-coloured material used for tooth restoration. White Fillings are designed to make your tooth look more natural and similar to the surrounding teeth.
Why Would I Consider a White Filling?
- If you are not satisfied with any current fillings that you have so you would like to replace them
- If you have a chipped or broken tooth
- To replace silver amalgam fillings, improving the appearance
- Correcting gaps
What are White Fillings made of?
Composite fillings are usually made up of a mixture of plastic and glass. At Confidental Clinic we offer a range of shades so that your dentist can choose the shade that matches closet to your teeth.
What are the Advantages of White Fillings?
The advantages to Composite Fillings are:
- They are cost-effective
- They are natural appearance
- They are less prone to leakage
- They have a bonding to tooth structure
Is it worth replacing Silver Amalgam Fillings with White Fillings?
Your dentist normally decides whether you should replace your fillings. Amalgam fillings are generally more hardwearing than composite fillings. As a result, sometimes dentists advise against having white fillings on the back teeth.
What is the Procedure?
An advantage with White Fillings is that usually no drilling is needed – however this will depend on the patients tooth. Your dentist will thoroughly clean the tooth before etching the surface with a gel so that a liquid can be used to attach the composite material to the tooth in smooth layers. The composite material is then cured (set) using a bright light and is shaped and polished, leaving you with a natural looking tooth.
What are the Alternatives?
To restore the front teeth: Veneers or crowns – these are both stronger than white fillings but are a more expensive alternative.
To restore the back teeth: Mercury fillings, inlays, onlays or crowns.
If you would like to book an appointment to improve your smile, please contact Confidental Clinic and we can arrange this.
White Fillings Before and After