White fillings are done to restore teeth that have broken, chipped or worn down due to injury, wear or decay. Restorations can be amalgam or composite material (White filling). White filling is a better alternative to traditional amalgam fillings as they:
- Do not release mercury
- Do not expand and cause the teeth to crack
- Are less invasive (don’t need as much tooth to be drilled)
- Look very cosmetic and natural
- Can be used on front and back teeth
They are a good option when around 30-50% of the tooth has decay. If there is more damage to the tooth, our dentist may recommend a ceramic inlay or crown. The choice of materials depends on the job to be done and which tooth it is. The dentist would make their recommendation taking into account your wishes.