Also known as composite resins, white fillings are a mixture of acrylic resin and fine glass particles that produce a tooth coloured filling. This provides excellent durability and resistance to fracture. Most cosmetic fillings are made from composite resin that can be placed in a single visit and has an excellent natural appearance.
Replacement of amalgam filling
If you have unsightly old-fashioned amalgam fillings and are looking to improve your smile, a tooth-coloured filling may be the ideal solution. Also known as composite resins, (white tooth-coloured fillings) are a mixture of acrylic resin, fine glass and silicon particles that produce a natural looking result.
These old black, unsightly silver fillings are unattractive. With today’s advances in modern dentistry, we can transform these old fillings into beautiful and natural looking teeth.
Because silver fillings are metal, they will expand and contract with temperature changes in your mouth (hot foods, cold drinks). These expansions and contractions create fracture lines along the teeth. Over the years, these teeth may become weak and may crack and break. These old, unsightly fillings can be replaced with either resin fillings or beautiful, life-like porcelain restorations. These restorations are bonded to your teeth which make them stronger, more resistant to fractures, and restore them back to their natural form, function, and looks.
Tooth coloured fillings are the latest in the restorative technology for your teeth. They are affordable and provide a much more aesthetic solution that is also extremely durable, able to withstand biting and chewing pressure, and highly resistant to fractures. And best of all, tooth-coloured restorations can be completed in one appointment.
Today’s improvements in dental health have meant that the need for fillings generally is on the decline. Thorough, regular cleaning of your teeth, six-monthly dental check-ups and a healthy diet can help to eliminate dental decay and avoid the need for fillings.