How is a White Filling placed?
Your dentist will first clean your teeth and prepare the tooth in question for the filling. The dentist will then place the composite in layers, commonly using a special light, to harden each layer. Once this process is settled, the dentist will finalise the shape of the tooth by manipulating the composite into place. Finally, your dentist will then polish the composite to prevent staining and wear and to ensure it takes on a natural look.
What are the advantages of White Fillings?
Aesthetics is the main advantage of white/ composite fillings, as dentists can blend shades to create any colour, which will ultimately match up to the colour of your actual tooth. White fillings can also be easily manipulated into any shape required. Also, composite fillings bond to the tooth which supports the remaining tooth structure. This helps to prevent future breakage and insulates the tooth from excessive temperature changes.