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Fillings are materials placed in the teeth to replace parts of a natural tooth. The most common cause is dental decay (dental caries), a bacterial induced process that dissolves the tooth. However, other causes exist which include erosion, a process whereby tooth substance is dissolved by acid either from dietary sources or by regurgitation, and abrasion caused by mechanical wearing of the teeth eg incorrect tooth brushing. The loss of tooth substance created by the process can lead to pain as a result of exposure of the sensitive parts of the tooth called the dentine and pulp.

White Fillings

If you require a filling in your tooth, a cosmetic option would be to choose a white filling material that matches the shade of your surrounding natural teeth. You can also have any existing metallic fillings replaced with tooth-coloured or ‘white’ fillings. This will allow you to smile without a metallic glint in sight, giving your teeth a more natural appearance overall. Here is how white fillings work:

  1. This is a safe procedure that entails the removal of any decay from your tooth, and taking out the metal or amalgam fillings if you are having them replaced.
  2. The new filling is made from a very hard tooth-coloured substance and will withstand the forces in your mouth when you bite and chew over a long period of time.
  3. The restoration is completed in one visit and your fillings will not be visible when you smile.
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