White Fillings Overview
Fillings help restore teeth, which were damaged by decay, back to their normal function. White fillings are made of a composite material. They are often referred to as ‘composite fillings’ because of this material.
The procedure is simple and consists of just one appointment. Your dentist will first choose the shade of the composite that best matches your tooth colour. After removing the decay, they will use a special curing light to harden each layer of filling material. The filling will be shaped to fit your tooth and polished so that it remains smooth and resistant to staining. One of the advantages of white fillings is that, with a good colour match, it is almost impossible to see that the tooth has been restored. And because these fillings bond directly to the enamel, they’re strong and resist wear, usually lasting more than five years. With current advances in composite materials, many are holding up even longer!