Restore the strength and appearance of damaged teeth with natural white fillings. The dentists provide composite fillings that will look just like the rest of your teeth, providing you with a brand new, natural smile.
Unlike older silver amalgam fillings, white fillings are designed to perfectly match the colour of a patient’s teeth so they will not stand out, which can increase confidence and self-esteem.
Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. Your dentist may offer treatment on the same day as your check-up or schedule an appointment at a time that suits you.
Your dentist will first use a local anaesthetic to numb the area being treated, after which the tooth will be drilled and cleaned to remove decayed and damaged areas before the filling is set in place. The surface of the tooth will then be trimmed and polished for a perfect finish. Patients are usually able to eat straight away.
Replacing old fillings
If you have old silver or gold fillings and would prefer the natural look of white, your dentist may offer the option of having these replaced. If your old fillings are due for replacement, white fillings will be a suitable substitute in most cases, thought for the back teeth it can sometimes be preferable to fit a crown.