White fillings are a safe and durable alternative to outdated amalgam fillings.
White fillings vs amalgam fillings
Tooth-coloured fillings are a popular alternative to amalgam fillings and provide patients with an aesthetically pleasing alternative to silver metal fillings. Amalgam filling replacement has become popular in recent years because it is seen as outdated and potentially harmful technology.
This is because amalgam fillings contain mercury and can even fluctuate in size which can cause teeth to fracture. Why put up with amalgam fillings when there is a more aesthetically pleasing and healthy option available?
Our white fillings match the colour of your natural teeth, so no one will even know you’ve had a filling.
In modern-day dentistry, white tooth-coloured fillings are a favoured cosmetic option and a durable sealant that will last you for many years. The white fillings available at Tewantin Dental Centre are virtually unnoticeable by the naked eye, which means no more silver flashes or closed-mouth smiles. Our team loves to see you smile, that’s why we are passionate about ensuring a balance between cosmetic and restorative benefits.
What is involved?
Before we install a white filling it is necessary that we prepare the tooth. This will involve a dental assessment in order to determine the size of the filling required. We also take into consideration whether a filling is the best option for you, as sometimes a crown or inlay will be more beneficial to the health and integrity of your smile.
White fillings are a widely used alternative to metal fillings and do not inflict any further damage upon the tooth’s structure. White fillings are a mix of composite resin materials, which are applied to the damaged tooth in layers and set by an activated light. Once the cavity is filled, the restoration can be shaped and polished to match your natural tooth’s shade and shape.
Benefits of white fillings
- Bonded to the tooth's surface, no further extraction required
- Match the natural tooths appearance
- Less sensitive to hot and cold
- Durable sealant that can last up to 10 years
How to care for your white fillings
White fillings are porous, which means they can still be stained by consuming coffee, red wine and other food items rich with colour. In order to ensure the longevity of your white filling, you should follow a strict dental hygiene routine and visit Tewantin Dental Centre regularly. We'll help to care for your teeth and monitor your mouth for changes.
Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.