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White Fillings

Tooth decay is the main reason you may require a filling. If your dentist recommends you need a filling in your tooth, a cosmetic option would be to choose a white filling material that matches the shade of your natural teeth. A filling treatment is a safe procedure that is carried out in one visit. You will be offered a local anaesthetic to prevent any discomfort before your dentist removes decay from your tooth. The filling is made from a very hard tooth-coloured material and will withstand the forces in your mouth when you bite and chew over a long period of time. When the restoration is completed your dentist will polish the tooth and your filling will not be visible when you smile.

White Fillings

One option to improve the cosmetic look of your smile is to have your silver (amalgam) fillings replaced with a white restoration. This is a safe procedure that involves your dentist taking out the amalgam filling first and removing any decay from your tooth before placing a tooth-coloured filling. Our dentists use rubber dam to improve the treatment result and to prevent any risk of exposure to mercury. Rubber dam is a thin, rectangular sheet of rubber used to isolate the area that is being treated from the rest of your mouth. Its purpose is to keep the filling material dry and to prevent instruments and materials from being inhaled, swallowed or damaging the mouth.

Many people don't want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile because they are conscious of the way they look. Replacing your silver fillings will allow you to smile without a metallic glint, giving your teeth a more natural appearance and you a more attractive smile.

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Last Update: 19-Aug-2017