At Smil, we offer natural-looking restorations created by our dentists with decades of experience. Our white fillings are a subtle, less noticeable alternative to silver fillings, giving you the confidence to smile from the inside out. A white fillings procedure can usually also be done during your regular dental check-up, making it a simple, effective solution to prevent further damage caused by tooth decay.
White fillings, commonly referred to as composite fillings, are often used to repair dental cavities caused by tooth decay.
This material is made from composite resins that match your natural teeth in shade and opacity. Early dental composite teeth fillings were confined to the front teeth because they were not resilient enough to resist the pressure generated by the back teeth, however, in recent years, white fillings have largely improved and can now be placed in the back teeth as well.
At Smil, our white fillings procedure involves chemically bonding composite resins to the natural enamel and dentine of your tooth. With this bonding technique, less natural tooth is removed during the preparation stage before filling the tooth, as opposed to amalgam fillings (silver fillings), which must be mechanically held in place.
White fillings also blend seamlessly into your smile, making them impossible to see when you smile and laugh, whilst still protecting your tooth and preventing further decay.
Furthermore, white fillings are more convenient for our patients since they are cured in the surgery using a blue light – this means that,in most cases,they can eat and drink immediately after surgery as long as they are not numb.
Once inserted, white fillings are difficult to break off, and can, if maintained correctly, last for around 10-15 years.
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