White Fillings

White Fillings or Composite Fillings is a tooth-colored resin used to restore decayed teeth. They can also be used for cosmetic improvements of the smile or reshaping disfigured teeth.

Advantages

  • Aesthetics are the main advantage of composites.
  • Since White Fillings bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, this helps to prevent breakage as well as guarding against excessive temperature changes.

Disadvantages

  • You may experience post-operative sensitivity.
  • The shade of the filling can change slightly if the patient drinks tea, coffee or other staining foods. However, a coating can be placed over this to to prevent the color from changing.