Enhance the appearance of your smile
If you require a filling in your tooth, a cosmetic option would be to choose a white filling material that matches the colour of your surrounding natural teeth. You can also have any existing metallic fillings replaced with tooth-coloured or ‘white’ fillings. This will allow you to smile without a metallic glint in sight, giving your teeth a more natural appearance overall.
Replacing silver with white filling material
It is usually best to change fillings only when your dentist decides that a filling needs replacing. If so, you can then consider replacing the old fillings with a tooth-coloured material.
Sometimes it is not practical to place white fillings in back teeth, as they are not always successful. Instead, crowns, inlays or onlays may be necessary.
What Are White Fillings Made Of?
This can vary, but they are mainly made of a tooth-coloured plastic mixture containing synthetic resin and glass particles. The two main types of white fillings are called composite and glass ionomer cements.
Our dentists will advise you on the best filling material for your teeth, or other options if necessary.