White fillings are composite resin fillings that can be used as an alternative to amalgam fillings to fill cavities or repair and restore the appearance of teeth. These fillings have become much more popular in recent years, as appearance has become a much larger factor. Fillings are an important treatment to have for the health of your teeth and many patients can be put off if they aren’t the same colour as your teeth, as this may affect the cosmetic view of your smile.
Here are a few positives of the white filling:
it helps preserve the structure and strength of your tooth. - the material is tooth-coloured, meaning it is natural and unnoticeable.
it attaches to the tooth, doesn't have to sit in the hollow of the tooth, therefore can even be used to repair edges of tooth cosmetically, as it bonds to the edge.
teeth with white fillings are less prone to cracking, as less tooth is drilled away to support the filling.
the material doesn't include mercury, a material you find in amalgam fillings, which Is thought to have potential environmental and health risks.