If you require a filling in your tooth, the preferred option would be to choose a white filling material (composite) that matches the shade of your surrounding natural teeth. You can also have any existing metallic fillings replaced with tooth-coloured or ‘white’ fillings. This will allow you to smile without a metallic glint in sight, giving your teeth a more natural appearance overall. Here is how white fillings work:
1) This is a safe procedure that entails the removal of any decay from your tooth, or taking out the metal or amalgam fillings if you are having them replaced.
2) The new filling is made from a very hard tooth-coloured substance known as composite and will withstand the forces in your mouth when you bite and chew over a long period of time.
3) The restoration is completed in one visit and your fillings will not be visible when you smile.
The procedure involves placing the composite in layers and hardening each one using a specialised light. When the process is finished, we will shape the composite to fit the tooth, then polish it to prevent premature wear and staining.
Additionally, the same materials can be used to subtly enhance the appearance of your smile by filling small gaps between teeth or smoothing over rough or chipped edges. Prominent or overlapping teeth can be reshaped and re-contoured painlessly.
Improved cosmetic appearance of filled teeth while still being able to bite and chew as usual.
Hard-wearing restorative solution.