Our composite fillings are made from tooth-coloured resin, offering a natural-looking alternative to those made from more obvious amalgam. Also known as white fillings, they provide a durable, unnoticeable repair that protects teeth against further damage and decay. As well as repairing teeth, white fillings can be used at the front of the mouth to improve their appearance, for example, if you wish to build up a tooth to make it look bigger or close spaces between your teeth.
What to expect
- You are given a local anaesthetic so we can painlessly remove any decayed or damaged areas.
- We clean and dry the prepared tooth and etch with a surface agent to help the filling stick.
- We apply a dental bonding agent and place the composite resin in the cavity.
- A special light is used to harden the filling material, which is then trimmed and polished to blend in with your surrounding teeth and to ensure it feels comfortable when you bite your teeth together.
Living with composite fillings
To avoid further decay and the possibility of more fillings, try to develop a good oral hygiene routine and watch what you eat!
As composite fillings are designed to blend in with your natural teeth, they can be subject to staining over time. However, if this happens, we can polish them to look just like new again.