White Fillings

Recent years have seen a marked rise in the popularity of white fillings, also known as composite fillings, due to their many benefits. Your Colney Hatch dentist can discuss whether white fillings are an appropriate treatment option for your circumstances

Made of a combination (composite) of tiny plastic and glass particles, white filling material provides some distinct advantages over silver amalgam fillings:

  • White fillings can be colour-matched to your tooth, creating a completely natural look that renders your filling virtually "invisible"
  • White fillings are bonded to your tooth, so they do not fall out
  • White fillings require removing very little tooth structure for placement, so more of your natural tooth is preserved
  • White fillings are not affected by temperature changes, unlike metal fillings, and so can protect your tooth against fracturing
  • White fillings are Mercury-free, removing any risk to sensitive individuals

White fillings have a life expectancy of 15+ years, depending upon the location of the filling and the bite forces of that location.

Your Colney Hatch dentist will discuss the advantages of white fillings for your case, which may include a recommendation to replace existing silver amalgam fillings with white fillings.