White Fillings

White fillings, or a composite resin filling, is typically a mixture of powdered glass and acrylic resin. Use of composite filling to restore decayed teeth is common. 

Composite resin fillings

White fillings to match the colour of your teeth

White fillings are also used to reshape disfigured teeth. In some instances, they used to change the colour of teeth. As opposed to amalgam fillings, we can shade composite resin fillings to match the colour of your teeth, which makes the filling almost invisible.

The Process

Most adults between the ages of 20 and 60 are likely to have cavities in their permanent teeth. So, should you develop a cavity, the question about the type of filling arises. Both silver-colored fillings and white fillings (composite fillings) can be used to repair cavities. Dentists can use tooth colour fillings  to cover stains or discolouration of teeth. Preparation and treatment requires less time. It can be combined with other dental treatments, such as inlays, crowns and bridges.

Getting a composite filling is straightforward. After preparation, which involves matching the colour of the composite mixture to your teeth, your dentist places the filling in layers. The dentist uses a blue light to harden each layer. Shaping the composite to fit the structure of the tooth follows. Simple polishing ends the process.​

White fillings to match the colour of your teeth

Silver vs. White Fillings

While silver fillings are very durable and withstand a lot of force, so they are good for molars. Silver fillings hardens more quickly and are also less expensive than white fillings.

Probably the most obvious advantage of white fillings is their colour and thereby look natural. Currently, these are the most widely used dental filling material. They’re made of glass or synthetic resin and a setting ingredient. In case you develop a cavity in a highly visible part of your mouth, you may prefer a tooth-colored filling. White fillings can restore not only teeth cavities, but also to repair wear and tear of teeth. Besides, the colour matches your normal tooth colour to appear natural, so it isn’t noticeable when you smile. 

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Family Dentist in Browns Plains

This family dentist in Browns Plains also provides a full range of dental services including root canal treatment, fillings, extraction of teeth, cleaning and polishing, dental implants, dentures, veneers, crowns and bridges, tooth whitening, custom fitted mouth guards, as well as preventive dentistry for children.

Call us to schedule your comprehensive dental exam now at +61 434 921 570. 

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