RESIN WHITE FILLINGS (COMPOSITE)
White fillings (also known as Bonding) are made from a composite or resin material. This is a soft material that is moulded into the cavity and cured with a curing light, which hardens it.
Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracturing in small-to-mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth and are a good choice for people who prefer a more natural look to their fillings.
Composite fillings have several advantages:
They are bonded to the tooth. This process ensures maximum retention and seals off the teeth on the margin where the filling is placed. The bonding techniques and materials have evolved incredibly in the past decade. The correct bonding process will result in a durable, natural looking filling with little to no post-operative sensitivity.
Bonding as part of Comprehensive Treatment
As a cost-effective alternative, Dental Bonding can be used in the treatment of moderate tooth wear (erosion) or as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Unlike veneers or ceramic crowns, which are manufactured in a laboratory and require a customised mould to achieve a proper fit, our skilled dentists can use bonding to restore a smile in less visitsMORE ABOUT BONDING
Ceramic alternatives to fillings Treatment
Ceramic restorations are much more durable than composite fillings. These types of fillings are used in larger areas where the tooth structure needs more support. These can take the form of ceramic inlays, onlays or crowns.MORE ABOUT CERAMIC RESTORATIONS