White Fillings

After decay is removed from a tooth, something must be placed in that space to give strength back to the tooth.

Today, white fillings are the most common form of fillings. Some of the reasons our office uses white fillings are because:

  • They are attractive
  • They are durable
  • They are an alternative to silver (amalgam) fillings.
  • White fillings are made of a strong composite resin that is matched to the surrounding tooth colour.

In the past, white fillings were placed only on front teeth, but recently a stronger more durable material has been developed that can withstand the chewing pressure of back teeth.

There are a few exceptions to this rule, however, our office almost exclusively uses white fillings.

To learn if you need a filling, please contact our office to learn more or schedule an appointment.