These are the material of choice for most fillings, and will be carefully colour matched to your surrounding teeth to maintain a natural appearance. White fillings are mercury free and can be used to fill cavities and replace amalgam fillings. They are also used to fix teeth that have been worn or chipped away.
Initially the dentist will examine your teeth and advise you on the recommended treatment. If you need a filling, they will discuss the options and costs for this so you can make a fully informed decision.
The dentist will then administer an effective local anaesthetic which will numb the area. Once the area is numb, the dentist will use a small drill to remove the affected area of tooth. Once the cavity has been prepared the dentist will ‘glue’ the filling to the tooth. A special light is used to set the material. A major advantage of composite fillings is that the material forms an adhesive bond to the tooth surface which means less drilling! The dentist will also make sure it fits in with the natural appearance of your teeth.
White filling materials are constantly being improved and enhanced and at Watlington Dental Centre we select the market leading filling materials.