White Fillings

Why should I consider White Fillings?

Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths.

Nowadays fillings can be natural looking. Many people are more conscious about the way they look, so they don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile.

We can also replace existing old silver fillings to shade-matched white ones hence transforming the teeth to their original look.

What to expect


Preparing the tooth:

The cavity or “hole” is meticulously cleaned using dental instruments once the tooth is free of decay it’s ready to receive the filling.

You will not feel any pain, just a buzzing sensation and some pressure during cleaning.


Placement of the filling:

Once the decayed area has been removed, the dentist will carefully pick the correct shade of filling to match your tooth and then place the filling.

Once in place and bonded using a light, one of our dentists will apply a resin for an extra stronghold.

You may also have your tooth polished for a final touch, and to make the treatment seamlessly natural looking.


After the procedure:

You may feel slight tenderness in the area where you had the anaesthetic this is normal. 

The anaesthetic takes a few hours to wear off so during that time avoid any hot food or drinks. You may feel a slight tenderness in the area where you had the anaesthetic, this is normal.

This is an easy and pain-free procedure that not only leaves your tooth looking perfect but restores strength, chew and bite functions.

Advantages of white fillings

  • The materials bond to your teeth, which helps restore its original strength.
  • Also, unlike mercury fillings, the material won’t expand and contract because of the fluctuating temperatures inside your mouth. This makes them a bit more durable and cheaper because you won’t have to spend much on future restorations.
  • White fillings can also be made to match the shade of other teeth. This helps make them look more natural.
  • White fillings are also less likely to affect your teeth’s sensitivity to hot and cold.



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