White fillings are a fantastic alternative to silver (amalgam) fillings in the treatment of tooth decay. Many people prefer the tooth coloured fillings as they offer a better aesthetic blending into your existing tooth colour and making them barely noticeable. You can smile, laugh with confidence!
5 benefits of Tooth Coloured Fillings
Appearance – Unlike silver coloured fillings, composite fillings can look just like your natural teeth since the colour can be carefully blended for a seamless finish. This makes them the perfect choice for front teeth which would look very unattractive with silver fillings.
Versatility – Composite resin is very versatile, besides fillings it can also be used to repair teeth that are chipped, broken, or badly worn.
Stability – A composite filling requires very little of the tooth structure to be removed for placement this means more of your natural tooth is preserved. Since the filling bonds with the actual tooth it offers additional stability for a tooth that has already been weakened by decay or breakage.
Metal Free – White fillings do not contain any metal. Some countries no longer use mercury containing fillings and studies have suggested that mercury used in amalgam fillings can pose a threat to your health, although this is not conclusive.
Protection – White fillings are not affected by temperature changes in your mouth, unlike amalgam fillings which tend to contract and expand, and this protects your tooth from fracture.