White fillings are used to treat cavities (holes) and repair chipped or broken teeth. White fillings can be matched to the shade of teeth, and are suitable for small to medium sized restorations. Larger restorations may require a different technique using stronger materials.
It will usually require only one visit to place white fillings. Decay or previous fillings will be removed and the area will be cleaned and prepared. Composite fillings will be bonded directly to the tooth and help support remaining tooth structure. The dentist will select a shade to match your teeth to give a natural appearance. The filling is shaped and polished to restore the tooth its natural function and form.
White (composite) fillings can be placed on front and back teeth and are durable in withstanding moderate pressure that occurs when biting and chewing. White fillings will remain stable if high standards of oral hygiene and cleaning are maintained. Regular checkups will also ensure that we can check the condition of your teeth and advise if more attention is required in your oral hygiene routines.