Today, more patients ask us about white fillings because they want their teeth to look natural when they laugh, talk and smile.
White fillings, also called composite fillings, are made from tooth-coloured materials that restore the natural appearance of a decayed or previously filled tooth.
A composite filling requires only one visit, during which the tooth is prepared and restored. An advantage of composite fillings, as with other dental restorations, is that they require less of the healthy part of a tooth to be removed to hold the filling in place. This is due to composite materials’ ability to bond to teeth adhesively.
Composites are preferable for obvious cosmetic reasons but if the decayed area is large or is subject to heavy chewing pressure, we may recommend another type of material or restoration.
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Call us to find out more about white fillings or to schedule a visit during office hours 8am to 5.30pm weekdays (until 1pm on Wednesdays) on 02 8599 7107 or send us an e-mail.