Metal doesn’t have to be a part of your smile. With tooth-coloured fillings, you don’t have to choose between having a beautiful smile and having teeth that are strong and durable.
The White Filling Procedure
First, any decay is removed from the damaged tooth. Then, the tooth is prepared with a mild solution. The composite material is placed layer by layer and then hardened with an ultraviolet blue light. The filling is then shaped and polished. You’re left with a newer, stronger tooth that can last several years and aesthetic results that look like you’ve never had a filling.
For patients who have larger areas of decay, a white filling may not be the best option. A porcelain inlay, onlay or crown may offer a better alternative.
Consult with your dentist to see if tooth-coloured fillings are an option for you.