filling is a restorative dentistry treatment in which a dental material is used to repair tooth decay, damaged teeth surfaces or minimal tooth fractures. A variety of materials such as amalgam, composite resin and glass ionomer cement are available for dental restorations. Because traditional amalgam filling comes with a risk of fracturing your tooth as the filling expands, tooth colored filling alleviates this risk as it bonds to your tooth and restore it, delivering durable, functional and aesthetically natural results that last. Because they are not made of metal, we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth.
One option to improve the cosmetic look of your smile is to have your metal-coloured fillings replaced with tooth-coloured or ‘white’ fillings. This is a safe procedure that entails our dentist removing any decay from your tooth, taking out the metal or amalgam filling and placing a tooth coloured filling instead. The new filling is made from a very hard substance and will withstand the forces in your mouth when you bite and chew over a long period of time. This will allow you to smile without a metallic glint in sight, giving your teeth a more natural appearance overall.
As dentists we believe prevention is always better than cure and will always encourage and help you to look after your teeth so you don’t develop tooth decay in the first place. If you do have decay and need a filling then we recommend white fillings as a good solution that is both aesthetic and functional.