As well as providing an effective repair for tooth decay or damage, white (or composite) fillings offer a natural-looking alternative to more obvious amalgam ones, as they are made from a tooth-coloured resin which blends in with your teeth.
They support the structure of a damaged tooth, helping to prevent further breakage and sensitivity and can be placed on the front or back teeth.
- The area to be treated is numbed with a local anaesthetic and the decayed area of tooth removed.
- The colour-matched shade of composite is applied in layers.
- Each layer is hardened with a special bright light and the resin shaped to provide a functional restoration and natural look.