White Fillings

White fillings are the most natural-looking fillings you can opt for. The cost of a white filling usually depends on the size of the cavity.

Although white fillings have been considered as less lasting than silver amalgam fillings, today there are new materials available that are comparable and are proving to be very successful. White fillings also allow for a minimally invasive restoration, meaning that more of your natural tooth can be preserved.

If you currently have silver amalgam fillings, it is not necessary to have them changed immediately. It is usually best to change fillings only when your dentist decides that an old filling needs replacing.

The life expectancy of a white filling can depend on various factors, such as where it is in your mouth, how heavily your teeth come together when you bite, and your diet. Our dentists can advise you on the life expectancy of your fillings.

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Frequently asked questions:

What are white fillings?

Tooth coloured fillings provide a healthier more natural alternative to traditional silver or amalgam fillings. They also allow for a minimally invasive restoration meaning more of your natural tooth can be preserved.

Are white fillings as good as silver fillings?

White fillings have always been considered less long lasting than silver amalgam fillings. However, with the advanced materials we use at Sonria, a white filling can often last as long as silver filling. The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly on where it is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite and also on your diet. Your dentist will advise you on the life expectancy of your fillings.

Can I replace my silver fillings with white fillings?

It is usually best to change fillings only when your dentist decides that an old filling needs replacing. If so you can ask to have it replaced in a tooth-coloured material.