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White fillings

White fillings

What are White Fillings?

White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are now commonly used to repair cavities in teeth. They are made of a synthetic resin and glass mixture that is placed over the hole in the tooth where the decay was cleaned away by the dentist.

In the past, silver coloured amalgam fillings were used to repair cavities caused by tooth
decay. While strong, these fillings were clearly visible, unaesthetic and the metals expand
and contract in teeth and cause cracks and breakages. Modern dentistry has changed that,
with new, safe, effective and discreet options available, patients can now benefit from fillings
that are blend in to look natural and are metal free.


Cavities identified by your dentist are gently drilled out (after numbing). Next, composite is placed into the cavity. The thin layers of composite are then hardened with a special light and carefully shaped to match the form of your tooth. The procedure is quick and can be done in one dental visit. White fillings are not only natural looking but they are less costly than other procedures.

Ready to Learn More?

At Prospect Family Dental we are experts in providing affordable white fillings. We are always careful to treat our patients as individuals, and we will provide an individual assessment of your teeth in order to ensure that a white filling is suitable for the location of your filling, and for you. Come to see us if you want cracks, chips, or gaps filled. White fillings provide a way to restore your teeth to their original appearance.