Composite fillings or white fillings are made from tooth coloured resin and are used for restorations on front teeth or as an alternative to silver mercury fillings on back teeth. In some cases, amalgam fillings are still a viable option for restoring health and function to back teeth, however, their major flaw is they do not have the appearance of a natural tooth.
Composite fillings are available in various tooth coloured shades so they can be harmonised to your surrounding teeth to make beautiful, natural looking restorations which will not mar your smile.
Composite fillings are a quick, effective and affordable treatment and can suitable to correct:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Re shape uneven or short edges
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Restore function to broken down teeth
- Replace un-aesthetic amalgam fillings
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your front teeth, composite fillings may be an ideal option as they are the least invasive type of restoration, meaning, there is often little or no preparation required. This is known as dental bonding.
Composite filling materials have evolved and are now resilient and very strong. They can not only be used to correct minor imperfections on front teeth, they can now withstand biting pressures so can also be used to restore back teeth so you can re-gain health, function and aesthetics.
Composite fillings are built up in layers and bonded to the tooth using a special curing light. They are then smoothed down, shaped and polished to look and feel just like a natural tooth.
At ConfiDental Clinic, Streatham, our dentists can discuss white filling restorations with you and are happy to offer free cosmetic consultations.