Many people are conscious of their amalgam (also known as ‘silver’) fillings; however there is a much more aesthetically pleasing alternative to this: white fillings. White fillings are dental composites that are made from acrylic resins. The fantastic attribute of white fillings are that the composite material can be matched to the shade of your teeth thus creating a very natural yet aesthetically improved smile.
So when can white fillings be used?
- For anyone who has dental cavities (holes in their teeth)
- People who want their ‘silver’ fillings replaced
Patients often find that their ‘silver’ fillings make their teeth have a dark appearance especially when they are smiling or laughing. Replacing their ‘silver’ fillings with white fillings not only makes the patients teeth feel stronger but also look fabulous making the patient smile with confidence.
- People who have gaps in their teeth can have white fillings to mask the appearance of a gap.
- People who feel that their teeth are not the right shape can have white fillings to improve the appearance of their smile.
White fillings are also a cheaper alternative to people who feel they need a veneer to hide a misshapen, chipped tooth or to mask the appearance of a gap between teeth.
White fillings are used a lot in smile makeovers because they are so versatile and can be used in lots of different ways, as discussed above which in turn will give you that perfect smile that you have always dreamed of.