If you need to have a filling due to the fact that you have decay in one of your teeth, it is important to go ahead as soon as possible, as you will need your teeth to be protected from further damage. However, there are various decisions that will need to be made, and one of those is the material that you opt for. We offer white fillings as one of our choices, and you may decide that this is the right thing for you if appearance is a concern.
The main plus point to white fillings is the fact that they are the same colour as your current teeth, meaning that other people won’t know that you have fillings at all. In a world where more people are concerned about how their smile looks than ever before, it’s easy to see why white fillings are so popular.
There is no fixed cost for a white filling, as it will always depend on the exact filling material that your dentist uses, along with the size of the filling that you need. We’ll discuss the exact cost with you before beginning treatment.
In the past, white fillings have been shown to last for fewer years than silver fillings. However, the materials that are used to make the fillings have improved a lot, so there is no longer as much of a notable difference. It will make a difference depending on where in your mouth the filling will sit, and we will give you an idea of how long you can expect for it to last.
There are various materials that are used to make white fillings, but often they are made from glass, synthetic resin, and some form of setting ingredient. If you would like some more detailed information about exactly what our fillings contain, we are certainly able to give this to you if you ask.
If you’ve had a filling in the past, you will not notice any difference to the process. The dentist will often give you a local anaesthetic at the start of the process, depending on how deep the drill needs to go. Then, the tooth will be cleaned out to get rid of any decay, and the filling will be put in place. Like with other kinds of fillings, you will be free to go home at the end of the process, though you must take care while eating for a while.
You should care for your white filling in the same way that you would care for your teeth normally – by brushing twice a day and flossing as regularly as you can. This can help to stop staining and will avoid any further decay from occurring in your tooth.
If you take care of your filling, you are helping to ensure that it lasts for as long as possible, and this means that you can enjoy healthier teeth for much longer.