White Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures patients undergo.
Many foods and drinks are acidic or sugary, causing small cavities to form in our teeth. Left untreated, cavities can lead to a root canal or tooth extraction.
Your dentist will begin by numbing your tooth before they remove the decayed material and fill in the cavity to strengthen the tooth and prevent further damage. This treatment is an ideal way restore the health of your tooth.
The two most common materials used for fillings are amalgam and composite. Amalgam is more common and affordable, but its silver colour makes it more noticeable. Composite, also known as white fillings on the other hand, is a mix of resin and glass, offering a better match to the natural colour of your teeth.
Nervous patients can request sedation ahead of a white fillings treatment if they wish.