After decay is removed from a tooth, fillings are the most common restorative procedure to be placed in that space to give strength back to the tooth.
White fillings are an alternative to silver (amalgam) fillings. White fillings are made of a strong composite resin that is matched to the surrounding tooth colour.
White fillings are most commonly used for:
- Cosmetic reasons
- Patients who prefer mercury-free fillings
- Patients with sensitivity to heat or cold - the composite resin doesn't conduct temperature changes as fast as silver or gold.
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