What are WHITE FILLINGS?
Most people have some fillings in their teeth many of which are likely to be black fillings or silver amalgam fillings to give them their proper name.
White fillings have improved significantly over the last few years and they are now more robust and reliable than ever before. Most people don’t want silver fillings that show up when they laugh or smile because it makes them self-conscious about the way they look. Because of this white fillings have become increasingly popular. At Finesse Cosmetic Dentists we carry out numerous treatments for white fillings and the difference they can make to your appearance, especially if you need several fillings, is amazing. With white fillings you can barely tell any work has been done and from an aesthetic viewpoint, they are a major improvement.
WHY WHITE FILLINGS?
When you have a white filling only a small amount of your tooth is actually removed before the white filling is applied to it. This means that there is less chance of the tooth chipping or fracturing.
Unlike silver amalgam fillings, white fillings chemically bond to your tooth structure, giving it additional support. White fillings are also kinder to the soft tissue in your gums than silver or gold amalgams. We don’t generally advise that you should replace your old silver fillings for cosmetic reasons. If they need replacing however, white fillings are a popular choice.