Although amalgam fillings have been used to successfully repair teeth for over 150 years, they can make you feel self-conscious about smiling. White fillings can provide an equally effective repair but, because they are made from a tooth-coloured resin, they are a much better-looking alternative.
How we place white fillings
To avoid any discomfort, we will numb the area to be treated and then remove the decayed part of the tooth. A colour-matched shade of composite resin is carefully applied in layers and moulded to match the shape of the tooth. We then harden the resin by shining a special blue light on the filled tooth.
Good to know
Where clinically appropriate, we can provide white fillings on the NHS, but only for the front (anterior) six teeth. We can, however, place white fillings in the back of the mouth as a private treatment, or replace any existing amalgam fillings that may be spoiling your smile.