White filling is the most common used dentistry treatment all around the world. It’s basically a composite resin that is soft at first and gets stiff when it meets the blue light.
White fillings are used for completing a missing part of a tooth, this could be either a cavity hole that has been cleaned by the dentist or a chipped piece that could naturally happen when eating stiff food or facing an accident.
White fillings has took place of amalgam fillings. Amalgam fillings has been used for many years, but it was not aesthetic due to its dark gray color. Although white fillings are not as long lasting as amalgam fillings, because it’s more natural looking , people tent to go with white fillings almost all the time.
If you have a big cavity hole to close on your molar teeth , we advise to go with inlay or crown instead of white filling to protect the tooth for a long term.
White fillings has different shades to match with everyones natural teeth’s color. Your dentist could help you to match the right shade for the best aesthetic result.
Applying white filling is painless procedure itself, but if there is a cavity to be cleaned, your dentist most probably will locally numb your tooth for your comfort.
These composite resins can also be used to change the color or shape of a tooth. The procedure is simple and consists of just one appointment. Our dentist will first choose the shade of composite that best matches your tooth color with your help and after removing the decay, he will use a special curing light to harden each layer of filling material. The filling will be shaped to fit your tooth and polished so that it remains smooth and resistant to staining.
One of the leading advantages of composites is that, with a good color match, it's almost impossible to see that the tooth had to be restored. And because these fillings bond directly to the enamel, they're strong and resist wear, usually lasting more than five years. With current advances in composite materials, many are holding up even longer. Although they cost less than gold fillings, composites are more expensive than amalgams.
To keep your white fillings looking their best, and to prevent the need for any more repairs, you'll want to stay on top of even the most basic oral hygiene.
Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush, and make a habit of flossing once a day. Limit sugary snacks smoking and drinks with a high sugar content, and see your dentist regularly for exams and cleanings.