Restorative Dentistry

White Fillings

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White Fillings

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White fillings are a restorative dental treatment used to treat dental cavities or dental caries. If you have a cracked or decayed tooth, a white filling, also referred to as a composite filling is an affordable common dental treatment. The dentists at Lillybrook Dental will understand your specific needs and advise which is the most ideal tooth filling material for you.

The need for a dental filling can be easily overlooked by patients until a small issue becomes a more costly problem to repair. Before acting, many people accept discomfort when brushing or painful sensitivity when drinking hot or cold liquids. These are signs it’s time to speak with your dentist and gain a better understanding of what you might need. 

While tooth fillings address cavities, they can also be preventive, halting decay and damage before they advance further. A dental filling can also relieve the pain associated with decay.

If tooth decay or damage has progressed too far for a white filling – when the damage has reached the nerve – it may be necessary for you to have root canal treatment and potentially, a crown.

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Silver vs. white fillings: what’s the difference?

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Lillybrook Dental only uses the highest quality composite filling material available for all white fillings. Unlike silver (metal) fillings, white tooth fillings:

  • Blend more naturally with other teeth because they are made from biocompatible materials which resemble the colour of teeth
  • Help support tooth structure by bonding to the tooth, which reduces the likelihood of breakage and the impacts of variations in temperature.
A key difference between silver and white fillings is the aesthetic, with white tooth fillings being tooth coloured, allowing them to blend in with the rest of the tooth. Tooth coloured fillings also have the ability to flex along with the tooth, thereby reducing the chances of tooth fracture.
If you have questions or concerns about white fillings and their suitability for your needs, just ask when you visit us.

Any invasive or surgical procedure has risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Individual results can vary.

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