Creating natural looking, healthy smiles with white fillings
We believe in creating natural, healthy smiles and there is nothing healthy looking about a mouthful of unsightly amalgam silver-coloured fillings.
White fillings are made from a strong material called composite and this replaces the amalgam filling, being carefully applied to replicate your original tooth.
What are the benefits of a white filling? The main benefit is cosmetic. White fillings ensure an attractive and natural smile. Unlike amalgam fillings they are bonded to the tooth structure, which means that they are long-lasting.
Can I replace existing amalgam fillings with white ones? It is usually recommended to change old silver-coloured amalgam fillings only when your dentist decides that an existing filling is in clinical need of replacement. We recommend a discussion with your dentist before any decision is made.
Are they suitable for all situations? They might not be appropriate for large fillings or for back teeth with a heavy bite. A crown is normally a better option in these situations.