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White Fillings

Closeup of teeth with mirrorWhile no one likes to hear that they need a filling, remarkable advancements in treating cavities have been made over the years. Gone are the days of painful time-consuming cavity treatments or getting metal fillings. At our practice, you can receive a white filling in just one visit without feeling any pain.

What Are Fillings?

Fillings are restoration treatments that repair teeth that have been damaged by decay. After removing the damaged part of the tooth, the filling seals out bacteria and protects the tooth so that it can function normally.

Materials used for fillings may include composite resin (white fillings) or amalgam (silver fillings.) These tooth-coloured white fillings are more esthetically pleasing and generally less invasive. That’s why we chose to offer them in our practice.

Benefits of Composite Resin Fillings

Because amalgam fillings serve as sort of a “pothole” filling, the filling isn’t attached to the tooth. Composite fillings not only fill the cavity but are also designed to bond directly to your tooth creating a seal where the filling meets the tooth. With a white filling, the filling and tooth work together, not against each other, as can happen with amalgam fillings.

When you smile or laugh, those amalgam fillings are also conspicuous. Not only can they be seen but others can see how many fillings you have. Because composite fillings are tooth coloured and are made to match the appearance of your teeth, they are practically invisible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I expect my white fillings to last?

If you take good care of your teeth, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily and visiting the dentist twice a year, your fillings can last for more than 10 years.

Can you replace my amalgam fillings?

Yes, as the mercury contained in silver tooth fillings may pose a health risk to some, we can safely remove them in our practice before replacing them with white fillings.

Do you offer sedation options?

Yes, we understand that many people have dental anxiety. That’s why we provide sedation options including sleep dentistry to make getting fillings comfortable and painless.

Book an Appointment

If you’re ready to say goodbye to those unsightly metal fillings or think you may have a cavity, contact us today.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

White Fillings in Sydney CBD, Park Street NSW | (02) 9264 5333