Many people are conscious of their amalgam (also known as ‘silver’) fillings; however there is a much more aesthetically pleasing alternative to this: white fillings. White fillings are dental composites that are made from acrylic resins. The fantastic attribute of white fillings are that the composite material can be matched to the shade of your teeth thus creating a very natural yet aesthetically improved smile.
So when can white fillings be used?
For anyone who has dental cavities (holes in their teeth)
People who want their ‘silver’ fillings replaced
Patients often find that their ‘silver’ fillings make their teeth have a dark appearance especially when they are smiling or laughing. Replacing their ‘silver’ fillings with white fillings not only makes the patients teeth feel stronger but also look fabulous making the patient smile with confidence.
People who have gaps in their teeth can have white fillings to mask the appearance of a gap.
People who feel that their teeth are not the right shape can have white fillings to improve the appearance of their smile.
White fillings are also a cheaper alternative to people who feel they need a veneer to hide a misshapen, chipped tooth or to mask the appearance of a gap between teeth.
White fillings are used a lot in smile makeovers because they are so versatile and can be used in lots of different ways, as discussed above which in turn will give you that perfect smile that you have always dreamed of.
White fillings can be completed in as little as one appointment. If you are having a ‘silver’ filling replaced for example, this will be removed and the white filling material placed in layers. The colour of this tooth will be carefully chosen to make sure that it is a close match to the colour of your teeth.
An intensive light is then shined on the material to set it into place. Once this stage has been completed the material is then moulded into shape to ensure that it fits your tooth perfectly. The final stage is then to polish your tooth to create a beautiful smooth finish.
If you would like to talk to us about white fillings then call us today on 0121 514 7528.