Professional White Fillings for Your Teeth

What are white fillings?

When teeth become decayed or have cavities, they can be effectively restored using white fillings. White fillings are easily one of the most popular ways of filling cavities on both your front and back teeth. These fillings improve the appearance of teeth while protecting them against further damage and decay. The procedure itself is straightforward, as you simply bond the filling to the tooth to seal gaps and margins caused by tooth decay.

How is the treatment performed?

Before your dentist proceeds with the treatment, they'll first need to perform a thorough assessment of your teeth. This assessment will determine whether or not white fillings are an appropriate solution for your dental issues. If your teeth are highly prone to developing cavities, for example, your dentist may recommend amalgam fillings.

If your dentist decides to proceed with white fillings, you can normally receive them in just one visit. First, your dentist will remove any decay and thoroughly clean the affected teeth. They will then apply the composite filling in thin layers, setting each until the filling is complete and can be shaped to your bite. Once the filling is complete, you'll be able to drink and eat normally.

One of the major benefits of this treatment is that it's minimally invasive. Restorations completed with white fillings require a relatively small amount of drilling, leaving more of your healthy tooth intact. Along with being minimally invasive, the treatment is comfortable, pain-free, and perfectly suitable for even toddlers and children. Our team, which includes four oral hygienists/child therapists, will ensure that the entire process is as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Why should I get white fillings?

There are so many benefits to receiving white fillings from a dental professional. These advantages, which are both aesthetic and functional, make white fillings such a staple of dentistry.

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  • Natural Appearance: White fillings have a very natural and subtle appearance. They can be coloured to match the shade of your existing teeth. This is a feature that distinguishes them from amalgam fillings, which are made of a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, and copper.
  • Risk-Free Materials: Our white fillings have a composite resin base, though they also include things like quartz and silica. What all these materials have in common is that they're effective and free of any potential side effects like headaches or nerve damage.
  • Repairs Teeth: Along with filling in the gaps and margins left by cavities and tooth decay, white fillings can also be used to repair broken and fractured teeth. This makes it a sought-after treatment, as it yields great results without being lengthy or intense.
  • Strengthens Teeth: White fillings are known for repairing teeth, but they also strengthen them. A major benefit of white fillings is that they protect your teeth from further damage caused by cavities and tooth decay, making them more resilient. Your dentist may even use a special composite that releases fluoride over time, giving your teeth the added protection to fight against decay.
  • Non-Invasive Treatment: This treatment is very minimal and non-invasive, making it ideal for young children and those with otherwise healthy teeth.

How long does the treatment take?

The treatment is almost always completed in one appointment. This appointment will usually last for an hour, though that varies based on the severity of your cavity.

Despite the relatively short length of the treatment, you can count on your white fillings to last a long time, an average of 7 to 10 years. However, the length of time that your filling last will vary depending on how well you care for your teeth.

There are a few common causes of filling failure, the most notable being secondary decay. Secondary decay occurs when a cavity develops on the edge of your filling. Thankfully, this can be prevented by flossing daily, brushing twice a day, and visiting the dentist regularly. If you have any questions about maintaining your fillings during the appointment, please don't hesitate to ask your dentist or oral hygienist.

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