Composite fillings or tooth-coloured fillings to restore teeth

White fillings, also known as composite fillings or tooth-coloured fillings, are a type of dental filling material used to restore teeth that have been affected by decay, cracks, or other damage. Unlike traditional silver (amalgam) fillings, they are made of a composite resin material that is designed to match the natural colour of your teeth, giving them a more natural appearance.

White fillings are made by mixing a composite resin material with various other materials and then placing it directly onto the affected tooth. The filling is then shaped to match the contours of the tooth and hardened with a special light.

Because the color of the filling can be matched to the color of your natural teeth, they are often preferred for front teeth or other visible teeth.

While white fillings are generally more expensive than silver fillings, they offer several advantages over silver fillings. They are more aesthetically pleasing, as they blend in with your natural teeth. They also bond directly to the tooth which can help to strengthen it. Additionally, they are less likely to expand and contract in response to temperature changes, which can cause cracking or other damage over time.

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