Dentists use a material called amalgam for traditional fillings. It has a silver colour and tends to darken over time. Patients have become far more conscious of how their smiles look, so they don’t want their fillings to show when they laugh or smile.
We can also remove your old metal fillings and replace them with more aesthetically pleasing white ones if you wish.
The process is very similar to having a standard filling. The dentist will numb the area around your tooth with a local anaesthetic and take out the old filling. They will also remove any additional decay before thoroughly cleaning the tooth and filling it with the white material.
Dentists consider white fillings to be just as strong and durable as amalgam, so your new filling should last a long time with the proper care.
White fillings can also be used to fill gaps, repair chips and reshape a tooth.Back to Treatments