White fillings are an alternative to amalgam fillings in back teeth. The fillings themselves blend in with the natural surrounding colour of your teeth and provide almost invisible restoration. Strength and aesthetics are combined in this filling. They are also used for cosmetic repairs in front teeth sometimes as an alternative to veneers or crowns.
If the decay is not too serious, our cosmetic dentist will remove all the decay and restore the tooth with a white (tooth coloured) filling. Our dentists can safely replace silver amalgam fillings with white tooth coloured fillings. Dental decay happens when the enamel and dentine of a tooth become softened by acid attack, producing a cavity (hole).
Click the image to see the results from when we replaced an old defective silver filling with modern composite material