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Exploring The Top Benefits Of White Fillings

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7th March 2023

Exploring The Top Benefits Of White Fillings

Whether you’re new to fillings, interested in the treatment or have had metal fillings previously and want to see how they compare, you’re in the right place. In today’s special blog, our experts can advise you on what white fillings are, how they work and how they could benefit your smile, giving you complete peace of mind over your treatment.

What are white fillings?

When talking about fillings, most people picture the metal ones – usually silver-coloured and known as amalgam metal fillings. Unfortunately, these can be quite noticeable on your smile – which is what has led dental experts to develop white ones.

What are white fillings made of?

White fillings are a putty-like resin that we shape and mould to your needs, then set with a UV light. While you can’t make crowns out of this material, it’s ideal for filling cavities in your teeth and helping strengthen them, in some cases saving them from being removed altogether.

How are white fillings fitted?

As we’ve mentioned, it’s like shaping putty. Our Clapham dentists use special tools and equipment to get the perfect fit and a solid seal. This means your tooth is at less risk of developing complications like infection.

What are the benefits of white fillings?

The biggest and best benefit is their durability, as they can last several years with the right care. But many people think it’s their appearance that is their greatest asset – because we match them to your smile for a less noticeable result. Finally, we shape them to your exact needs, providing a strong and lasting solution for cavities.

Are white fillings expensive?

No, they offer fantastic value for money. Most patients prefer them over metal fillings as they are more discreet. They are often considered to be just as strong and effective, too. And, of course, you’ll have our expert Clapham dentists fit them for you.

What else could I try?

You could consider metal fillings, but we would often advise patients to try white fillings instead. Most patients opt for these nowadays, and they can help restore your smile in a more seamless way.

How do I book filling treatment?

All you need to do is get in touch via our website contact page, and our professional dentists in Clapham will book you in for an appointment. We look forward to seeing you smiling soon and further discussing the benefits of white fillings with you and how they can help achieve your dental dream.