White resin fillings can be used to replace existing traditional silver fillings, improve the colour, shape, or size of a tooth, close spaces between front teeth, and ‘invisibly’ fix a broken tooth. Your National Dental Care dentist will examine your teeth to see whether or not white resin fillings are suitable, or if larger restorations, crowns or implants are necessary.
How it’s done
The procedure for inserting white fillings is quick and painless. Tooth-coloured resin is built up in your tooth, one layer at a time. Each layer is hardened with a special blue light before the next layer is applied.
The larger the size being filled, the longer it will take, but most procedures will be completed within an hour. Once filled completely, the filling will be shaped to fit in with your bite and polished. Your white filling should last for several years. It will discolour as any normal tooth would from drinking caffeine, red wine, tea or other foods and drinks which stain teeth.
Regular check-ups can prolong the life of your white filling and keep it invisible and clean for a whiter and better smile.
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What are dental fillings?
Dental fillings are used to restore worn or damaged teeth and treat tooth decay. Since different types of fillings are better for different conditions, your dentist will help you decide which is right for you. We work to minimise the need for fillings by helping you prevent future dental problems.
What kind of dental fillings are available?
We offer sophisticated, gentle procedures using state-of-the art materials. Fillings are available in tooth-coloured resin or porcelain.