White fillings have become increasingly popular over the last few years as more and more people choose to have treatment that preserves or enhances the aesthetics of their smile. The major advantage of white fillings is that they are invisible in the mouth, while metal fillings are highly visible.
Benefits of white fillings
White fillings are tooth restorations which are used to fill cavities and strengthen teeth that have holes caused by decay. Fillings make the teeth stronger and prevent further damage. They are made from composite or resin and are set hard in the cavity using an intensive light beam. This treatment is more aesthetically pleasing than metal fillings, and people often choose to have their metal fillings replaced with white fillings. Metal fillings may be recommended for holes in the back teeth, as they have to withstand more pressure when grinding and chewing food.
Strong and durable
White fillings are advantageous because they blend in with the natural teeth, and this means that you cannot see the filling at all. If you have a metal filling you will be able to see it when you open your mouth and many people are not keen on this. White fillings are strong and durable and they should last for several years if cared for properly. Some people are concerned about the safety and environmental impact of metal fillings, as there is some debate about the use of amalgam fillings. As a result it is becoming increasingly common to replace metal fillings with white fillings. If you would like to find out more about white fillings please contact us at Sparkle Dental Boutique near Chiswick.