As dentists we believe prevention is always better than cure and will always encourage and help you to look after your teeth so you don’t develop tooth decay in the first place.
Dental decay happens when the enamel and dentine of a tooth become softened by acid attack, producing a cavity (hole). If you do have decay and need a filling then we recommend white fillings as a good solution that is both aesthetic and functional.
With the availability of stronger, more durable white filling materials this is becoming a more viable treatment option for more and more restorations. We can now place white fillings in almost any tooth, the only dictating factor being the size of the filling.
The advantages to choosing a white filling as opposed to a silver amalgam filling are:
We are able to match your own tooth colour to the colour of the filling so the filling is almost invisible.
Mercury is not present in any white filling materials.
If you would like to consider having white fillings, you should discuss this with our dental team as there are different options available.