27 Feb

White Fillings: A Safe, Attractive Alternative To Metal Fillings

In the past, metal fillings were used to fill cavities and strengthen teeth that had become weaker as a result of decay. However, now, many people choose to have white fillings. White fillings are made from dental composite and resins and they are an effective treatment for cavities and tooth decay. Fillings are very common and most people have to have at least one cavity filled in their lifetime; many people have several fillings. Decay is caused by plaque and can be prevented with good oral hygiene and healthy eating. White fillings are generally more popular because of their aesthetic advantage over metal fillings; however, they are also regarded as a safer and more environmentally friendly option. Concerns have been raised about the safety of mercury fillings and some countries have banned the use of mercury amalgam fillings. Unlike metal fillings, which are clearly visible when you open your mouth, white fillings match the colour of the tooth and cannot be distinguished from the rest of the tooth. We provide new white fillings, as well as replacement fillings for metal amalgam fillings. A white filling will help to strengthen the tooth and protect it from injury and decay in the future and the best news is that it will be completely invisible, so you don’t have to worry about your beautiful smile.