White fillings are made from tooth-coloured materials that can help restore the natural appearance of a decayed or previously filled tooth. They are preferable to metal fillings for obvious cosmetic reasons. More importantly, they do not contain mercury like the traditional silver amalgam or mercury fillings as they are made of either composite resin or porcelain. White fillings also alleviate the risk of teeth being spread apart and fracturing which traditional silver amalgam fillings can cause.
Teeth that have been badly damaged by decay or wear can be restored with porcelain inlays that are applied to the chewing surface of the back teeth, bonding the tooth together to preserve the remaining shape of the tooth.
Ask our friendly team at Kensington Dental today for a consultation to see what options best suit your needs and to also see what results may be achievable for you.
What is a white filling?
White fillings are made from a composite bond and are the latest tooth filling technology. They are strong, durable and your dentist may be able to colour match it to your teeth, helping to provide a more natural looking restoration than a silver amalgam filling.