White Composite Fillings

A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc.  The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling by a cosmetic dentist.

Today’s composite filling materials are made of incredibly strong and durable resin polymer materials and their matrix is often re-enforced with nano-hybrid glass ceramics which increase the wear resistance and compressive strength of the material.

The preparation of the tooth for a white filling is much more conservative than for a mercury filling and so when tooth decay is removed it means that more tooth structure is left in-tact and therefore the tooth remains stronger and is more durable.

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There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.  You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth.  Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today.  Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.

Advantages of White Composite Fillings

White composite fillings allow you to smile more. When we use these materials we use the best. 

They are 2 times more expensive then other tooth coloured fillings. We decided to use these materials so that you get better colour matching and longevity. You can remain confident that you have the best in your mouth.

Composite fillings are mercury free and the healthy choice for your body.

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“My front tooth looks so natural. No one can see the filling. Back to normality now, thanks Dr Singh”                                                                                            Lisa Homes

What are Composite resins ( White fillings )?

A composite resin is a tooth-coloured plastic mixture filled with glass (silicon dioxide). Composite white fillings have been considerably improved and can be successfully placed in the front teeth and back teeth as well. 

Composites are not only used for restoring decay but are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the colour of the teeth or reshaping flawed teeth.

There is less tooth that needs to be removed when placing these sticky cosmetic fillings compared to metal mercury fillings. The stickiness also gives strength to a weaker part of the tooth. However it does take longer than silver fillings to place into the tooth. Due to this issue we make longer appointments for the tooth to give you a better result.

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“My teeth look so much better now.  Bye bye silver fillings”                                                                                                                    Jack Stewart

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“Really pleased with the result. Thanks.” 


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What are the Advantages of White Fillings?

Most patients who choose composite fillings do so because of the cosmetic benefits. Your dentist can create a filling that is matched to the shade of your teeth, so your fillings will blend seamlessly into your smile. Like all fillings, composites protect your teeth after decay is removed to prevent breakage of the remaining tooth structure. These fillings also help to prevent sensitivity that can occur after the decayed portion of the tooth is removed

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Why might you need a filling?

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Filings are used to repair cavities and restore a decayed tooth. A filling helps to restore strength, structure and function to a decayed tooth so it can be used normally. Cavities can develop if a tooth becomes decayed, as this allows bacteria to enter the tooth, destroying the structure of the tooth so a hole develops. It is important to have any cavities filled as soon as possible, as otherwise they will become larger, and there is the risk the tooth will become badly infected.

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Why choose tooth coloured fillings?

Tooth coloured fillings are virtually invisible, blending in with your natural teeth and restoring your smile. They can be used anywhere in the mouth, with beautiful results.

Nowadays, modern composite resin filling material can generally be used to repair small to medium-sized cavities, and this material can be much healthier for teeth. Tooth coloured fillings require minimal preparation, preserving as much of your tooth as possible.


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Quite a few people still have older style amalgam or silver coloured fillings. These can create darker areas in the mouth and can easily be noticed when speaking or smiling with others. Amalgam fillings have been used for decades. When you need a filling, then our Eternal Smiles Dentist will recommend using bpa free coloured composite resin to repair the tooth, not amalgam. 

How to make your composite fillings last longer?

Many patients see their composite fillings lasting for about ten years. But if you take really great care of your fillings, they may be able to last you longer than that — and even a lifetime! In order to help your composite fillings last longer, you should always see your dentist twice a year for regular dental cleanings and exams, brush your teeth twice a day, floss every day, and eat a variety of healthy food to boost your oral health.

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Our material of choice comes in many different shades and translucencies, ensuring the final result will look very natural. Many patients find that eventually, their amalgam fillings will begin to fail. If this happens to you, then rest assured the amalgam can be safely removed and replaced with a tooth coloured filling.

Our material of choice comes in many different shades and translucencies, ensuring the final result will look very natural.  Many patients find that eventually, their amalgam fillings will begin to fail. If this happens to you, then rest assured the amalgam can be safely removed and replaced with a tooth bpa and flouride free coloured filling.

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In Conclusion, composite resin fillings are a safe option for restoring damaged teeth. But if you are concerned about BPA, you can talk to your dentist about using a BPA-free composite fillings that does not contain the conventional monomers such as Bis-GMA or HEMA.

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