What are White Fillings?
White fillings offer a beautiful natural looking filling alternative to amalgam (unsightly silver) fillings.
We use Venus composite material which is able to be perfectly colour matched to your natural teeth colour, allowing for seamless repairs.
Composites are not only used for restoring decay, but are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the colour of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth (See under Cosmetic bonding).
Today, composite fillings are the most popular cosmetic dental procedure. They do have some limitations regarding size and position in the mouth.
The main disadvantage to composite bonding for white fillings is if they are used for a too-large cavity or in an area where bite force cannot be tolerated by the composite material. Ceramic or porcelain cosmetic solutions are better suited to such treatment issues.
Composite materials also have a slight tendency to stain more easily than ceramic or porcelain materials, or your natural teeth.