Keep smiling with White Fillings
Cosmetic White Fillings
In the past fillings were always made of silver-coloured amalgam. Whilst these metal fillings work perfectly well, this material has one big disadvantage – it doesn’t resemble your natural teeth in appearance, and this can cause you to feel embarrassed when smiling or laughing.
We do provide amalgam fillings as they are durable and cost effective, but our first choice for an aesthetic result would always be tooth-coloured material if, and where appropriate.
We use a special type of reinforced plastic called composite. This means that we can create beautiful, natural-looking fillings that won’t spoil your smile.
Quite the opposite, actually. White fillings are cosmetically far superior to past fillings that were silver or black. They blend into the natural colour of your teeth, so you can smile and laugh with confidence.
Where appropriate, white fillings are moulded and built up to fix a chipped or broken tooth. This is a cost-effective and durable alternative to replacing the whole tooth or considering other options. They can also be shaped and built-up in the gaps between teeth to provide a more uniform smile too.
White fillings are durable and secure, but they still require proper care and attention. Twice-daily brushing and flossing is recommended to keep the rest of your teeth healthy, but this will also benefit the security of your filling.
We do still offer amalgam fillings because they are cost-effective and durable, but our first choice for superior aesthetic results are always tooth-coloured fillings. Traditional fillings are available after consult and when requested, so we’d be happy to talk to you about your options.