Able to be used immediately
White composite dental tooth fillings gained popularity in the in the 1990’s, since then they have evolved from just being white cement based filling to advanced nano-filled polymer composites now. These fillings are very popular, and a highly efficient & more cosmetically pleasing method of filling cavities as opposed to silver amalgams.
White Composite Fillings Advantages
They are white! This might sound very basic but there is no way anyone will notice them once within your mouth, making them suitable for any tooth.
Only a small amount of your healthy tooth is removed before a composite filling is applied. This means less chance of any fracturing or chipping of the teeth, and ensures that the structure of the tooth is a lot more naturally strong.
You can use your fillings immediately after they have been placed in your tooth. Composite fillings are usually light-cured – this means that we use a bright light to harden the mixture so it sets within your tooth.
They can be bonded, or joined, to your tooth very effectively and once they are the tooth is often stronger than it was before.
Less drilling required as white fills are bonded to tooth surface and not retained mechanically
Very asthetic, colour can be matched as close to the remaining tooth as possible, making them almost invisible
Very safe with no mercury or heavy metals
Tasteless, unlike the metallic taste from some silver fillings