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White Tooth Filling London

For cosmetic treatment, a composite filling may be used. It is a mixture of glass, and tooth-coloured resin applied when a tooth is broken or decayed for restoration. By applying dentin and enamel bonding techniques, a cosmetic dentist can restore teeth that have been impacted by decay or injury with white fillings. Instead of amalgam fillings with mercury that don’t look alluring, white fillings can be a replacement treatment.

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How is the whitening fillings treatment done?

The dentist begins by first taking out any decay, plaque, tartar or filling that is present. They will clean the site to be treated and have it dry. The tooth’s surface will be roughened a bit and covered with gel and tooth adhesive for better adhesion. After that, the white filling is positioned where the filling is needed and moulded to look just like the tooth. The dentist will go on to harden the material with a curing light. The filling will then be cut to size and polished to match the colour of your original teeth.

Since it is a cosmetic treatment, the dentist’s skill matters a lot,as the success of the treatment in terms of aesthetics depends on how skilful they are.

What are the types of white fillings?

White fillings are of two types. There aredirect white fillings and indirect white fillings. And the classification comes from the time the curing light is applied during the material hardening.

The direct white fillings, also known as dental composites, are hardened with a curing light when the filling material has been positioned in the tooth cavity and moulded into the shape of the desired tooth. This type of white filling has applications in dental works like tooth reshaping, tooth filling and masquerading tooth gaps.

On the flip side, the indirect white filling is the type that is hardened with curing light first before installing in the area to be filled. A common application of thesewhite fillings includes inlays and onlays, partial crowns, bigger tooth cavities, and reshaping.

What are the risks of white fillings?

cosmetic dentistry, there are white fillings high in strength, more durable and do not shrink too much.

What are the perks of white fillings?

The advantages of using white fillings are more than the perceived drawbacks. This is because white fillings can achieve the following:

  • They can fix tooth cavities due to decay, chipping, breakage or wearing down
  • White fillings can be done to match the colour of original teeth, which makes them unnoticed in a smile
  • They can work as a veneer for discoloured or stained teeth
  • It takes less time to prepare and fit them
  • It can be used alongside other dental restorations like bridges and crowns