White fillings are generally used to restore a tooth. Due to the composite bond used, white fillings provide a strong attachment without the risk of fracturing the tooth which can occur with silver amalgam fillings.
If a filling is required, the affected tooth will be assessed and any decay will be removed. This space will then be thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the new filling to be placed. The composite filling will then be accurately placed, shaped and polished, restoring your tooth to its full functionality.
Possible reasons for needing a white filling could be:
- Chipped teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Worn teeth
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Closing the gap between two teeth