white fillings

Are you concerned about unsightly silver fillings showing when you smile or laugh? - White Fillings can improve your smile and can be used to easily replace silver or mercury fillings.

Here at White House Dental Studio we want to ensure that when you smile you will not need to worry about unsightly fillings being on display and this is why we recommend the use of white or invisible fillings. These will match seamlessly to the natural colour of your teeth so will not be noticeable when you smile or laugh.

In order to prepare your teeth for the filling the dentist will first numb your mouth using a local anaesthetic injection so that you will not feel any pain and will then remove the decay present ensuring that only healthy tooth remains. The hole will then be filled using a composite material which will be matched to the natural shade of the teeth. The filling is bonded to the tooth with adhesive and light shone onto it to cure it. This will then be shaped to fit correctly within your bite.

You will be advised not to eat on the filled tooth for an hour to ensure that the anaesthetic has time to wear off and the filling is fully hardened.

Over the past few years there have been many advances in filling materials and this means that white fillings are now just as strong as their silver amalgam predecessors. The expected life of a filling can vary greatly dependent on the size of the filling, the strength of your bite and how well the tooth is looked after. Although the filling itself cannot decay the tooth below it can. Your dentist will be able to give you an idea of how long your filling should last prior to treatment.