White Tooth Fillings

What Are White Fillings?

White tooth fillings known as composite fillings, help fix decayed teeth. These fillings resemble your natural tooth colour, blending in seamlessly with your smile and filling up holes left by cavities and sticking securely to your teeth making it a great solution that’s gentle on your teeth.

Ideal for front teeth restorations, white fillings allow us to save more of your natural teeth since they’re minimally invasive.


White Fillings: The Best Solution for Damaged Teeth

Do You Need a White Tooth Filling?

How do you know if you have a cavity? This is a tricky question. Severe tooth decay might create a hole in the outer layer of your enamel or a cavity might cause pain and sensitivity However, in most cases, you won’t be able to figure it out until you go for a dental checkup.

A visit to your dentist every 6 months will help you understand your dental health better and intercept tooth decay early. It’s also a good opportunity to replace old amalgam (metal) fillings that may be cracked or worn out.


What are the benefits of white fillings?

  1. They blend seamlessly with your teeth, which means the appearance of your smile is unaffected.
  2. White fillings are minimally invasive, allowing more of your natural tooth to be conserved.
  3. The bonding process of white fillings creates a strong and stable restoration.
  4. These fillings don’t react to temperature changes like metal fillings, reducing tooth sensitivity.
  5. White fillings are generally considered safer than mercury-based amalgam fillings.
  6. With proper care, white fillings can provide a long-lasting and effective solution for decay.


The Process Of Getting White Fillings

Getting a filling is quite simple. Here’s what you can expect during your appointment with us:

  1. The process of receiving white fillings is a straightforward and routine procedure aimed at restoring the integrity and aesthetics of your teeth.
  2. Decay Removal and Preparation:  The affected area of decay is carefully removed by the dentist. This process involves cleaning out the decayed portion of the tooth and preparing it for the filling.
  3. Application of the Composite Material:  An adhesive is applied to the prepared tooth surface to ensure proper bonding of the filling material. Multiple layers of tooth-coloured composite resin are then meticulously applied to the cavity site. This material is carefully selected to match the natural shade of your teeth, providing a seamless and natural-looking restoration.
  4. Curing Process: Once the composite material is in place, a special curing light is used to harden and set the filling material. This takes less than a minute and helps to ensure the durability and longevity of the filling.
  5. Final Polishing: After the filling has been cured, the dentist will meticulously polish the surface of the tooth to smooth out any rough edges and create a seamless finish. This final polishing step not only enhances the appearance of the filling but also helps to prevent plaque buildup and maintain optimal oral hygiene.

Our experienced dentists will guide you through every step of the process and address any concerns or questions you may have.


Other Types of Tooth Fillings Available in Werribee

As white fillings may not always be ideal for larger cavities there are several other types of fillings available depending on the severity of decay and its location. Here are the different types of fillings we offer at Wyndham Dental:

  • Amalgam Fillings– Also known as silver fillings, this is a strong and durable material that is often used for restorations towards the back of the mouth since they’re darker in colour and highly resistant to wear and tear.
  • Glass Ionomer Fillings– These fillings match your natural tooth colour and easily bond with the tooth. Glass ionomer fillings are not recommended for teeth that take on heavier functioning as they are more prone to wear and tear; however, they do release fluoride over time that helps to combat decay around the filling. However, they do release fluoride over time to combat decay around the filling.
  • Inlays & OnlaysInlays and onlays cover a larger area than fillings but aren’t as intrusive as dental crowns. Inlays are moulded into the chewing area of your mouth, whereas onlays cover the entire cusp of your tooth for damage control.


Taking Care of Your Tooth Filling

It takes a very short time to recover from white tooth fillings. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your fillings last as long as possible:

  • Avoid hot/cold meals right after the procedure.
  • Minimise your intake of sugary foods.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid damage to the site
  • Floss your teeth daily
  • Apply fluoride gel for multiple fillings to strengthen your teeth
  • Visit your dentist for regular check-ups

Following these tips with regular maintenance can make your fillings last for over 5 years


How Much Do White Fillings Cost in Werribee?

There are several factors that determine the cost of white fillings including the number of fillings needed, the complexity of the procedure and the position of the tooth in your mouth. Our dentists will give you an accurate cost breakdown after assessing your mouth.
At Wyndham Dental, we offer payment plans for our patients. Call our friendly team for more information.


Why Choose Wyndham Dental for White Tooth Fillings?

Cavities or tooth decay left untreated will only lead to more complicated and costly treatments. At Wyndham Dental, we’re here to help you avoid such situations with our white tooth fillings that restore the appearance and function of your tooth.
With an experienced and skilled team and advanced dental technology, your smile is in safe hands at Wyndham Dental. Contact us or schedule an appointment today.

Book Appointment