If the decay is not too serious, our cosmetic dentist will remove all the decay and restore the tooth with a white (tooth coloured) filling.
Our dentists can safely replace silver amalgam fillings with white tooth coloured fillings.
Dental decay happens when the enamel and dentine of a tooth become softened by acid attack, producing a cavity (hole).
White fillings have several benefits over standard amalgam fillings, including:
- The composite (white) filling can be matched to the shade of your teeth so it looks natural and blend in with the rest of your teeth.
- A composite (white) filling bonds to the tooth and integrated with it which makes the tooth stronger. Due to its bonding capacity, less tooth removal is required for its placement.
- The composite (white) filling does not include mercury.