What are white fillings?
White fillings are now becoming a popular alternative to amalgam fillings. The new dental materials mean it is much easier to find a perfect match for the shade of a particular tooth. In most cases, it is quite impossible to see that the tooth even has a filling.
In almost every case, where fillings are needed, white or tooth-coloured filling materials will be discussed as an attractive alternative to silver mercury fillings. Modern, state of the art materials manage to combine excellent aesthetics and cosmetic improvement with high flexural and tensile strength, fracture toughness and wear and erosion resistance. Some patients request that all their metal fillings be replaced with tooth-coloured restorations, while others only decide when it is clinically necessary to do a filling.