Melbourne Dental Practice

White Fillings

White FillingsWhite fillings have been around for a long time and are the easiest, quickest and so often the first step in improving your smile. Advances in material technology means that white fillings can enhance your smile for many years. These fillings are often called 'composite fillings'.

Composite fillings result in a natural-looking smile. The colour can be closely matched to your natural teeth, so that the end results are nearly undetectable. The filling material actually 'sticks' to your own tooth, and so can be very useful in teeth that have cracks appearing.

The material is placed directly into the cavity and then a special 'blue' light is used to set the material. You do not need to let the filling harden, as you get an instant set.

The durability of resin tooth-filling material has not been time-tested, but continual improvements in the product have made resins nearly as durable as amalgam fillings. Your dentist will be able to advise you if a white filling is the best option for your tooth, as each one is judged on its merits.