White fillings (composite fillings) are increasing in popularity and are used to repair damaged teeth following decay, tooth wear or trauma.
White fillings are made from strong composite material, which is made of resin and tiny particles of glass. Unlike silver (amalgam) fillings, white filling material sticks to teeth and comes in an array of colours that can be accurately matched to each individual tooth.
The main advantages of composite fillings are their aesthetic appeal and the fact that they are more environmentally friendly than the silver (amalgam) filling.The main disadvantage is their life expectancy. White fillings have always been considered less long lasting than silver amalgam fillings but there are now new materials available with properties comparable to silver amalgam, and these are proving to be very successful. The life expectancy of your composite filling can depend on the depth of cavity and its position in the mouth; your dentist is best positioned to advise you.
Merrion Dentistry can be relied upon to provide the best of dental care for you, and is located in South Dublin, Ireland – close to Stillorgan, Kilmacud, Blackrock, Mount Merrion, Foxrock, Booterstown, Donnybrook, Clonskeagh, Sandyford, Dun Laoghaire. Dentist located on level 1 of Stillorgan Shopping Centre.