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White fillings are a subtle and effective way to fill cavities whilst drawing as little attention as possible to your teeth.

White fillings blend perfectly with your natural teeth to create a flawless, natural look. At Aurora Dental and Implant Clinics, we’re able to use a tooth-coloured material to repair damage to ensure your fillings remain unnoticed. 

How does a white filling differ from other fillings?

White fillings are created using a blend of composite resins, glass and particles of plastic. We are an amalgam-free clinic and prefer white fillings because they’re a safer alternative to amalgam fillings, which contain mercury. White fillings also offer a more natural finish than other types of filling, meaning you’ll be able to converse with others without worrying about their eye being drawn to your fillings. They are a durable, affordable and aesthetically pleasing method of repairing cavities and restoring the function of damaged teeth.

Why should I choose a white filling?

If you have a cavity and you are eager to maintain a natural look, a white filling could be absolutely perfect for you. The procedure is similar to that of an amalgam filling, which you might be familiar with if you’ve had fillings in the past. White fillings leave you with more subtle results that will last an average of 5 years. The treatment itself does not take long to carry out and can be completed in around an hour.

Does having a white filling hurt?

At Aurora Dental and Implant Clinics, your comfort and wellbeing will always be our most important concern. When one of our talented team members performs your treatment, they will use a local anaesthetic. This is used during all of our filling procedures. 

White fillings bond to the natural structure of your teeth, which means that drilling might not be required for your dentist to perform your treatment. As a result, teeth filled with white fillings are less likely to crack. Ultimately, whether or not you require drilling depends on a number of different factors that your dentist will be able to explain in more detail. 

You might experience some minor discomfort following your treatment, although this should be short-lived and can be eased with over-the-counter medicine if necessary.

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