White aesthetic fillings can be carried out from dental composite also known as tooth bonding – Tooth bonding can be used to create white fillings for teeth.
White fillings work in harmony with natural teeth. Your dentist at Painfree Dentistry Paramatta will only need to remove decayed or damaged tooth material, leaving the maximum amount of healthy tooth intact. The white composite resin bonds very strongly with the tooth, and unlike silver amalgam fillings does not flex on contact with hot and cold. This constant flexing in an amalgam filling can eventually cause tiny micro fractures in the tooth, weakening the overall structure.
White fillings can become stained after a few years, depending on your lifestyle habits. If you smoke, drink red wine or a lot of coffee or tea then they will discolour more quickly. The procedure to place white fillings is technique sensitive, so they do cost a little more than amalgams.
Why might I need crowns?
- If your tooth has undergone significant decay and there is not enough tooth structure remaining to support a filling or an inlay and maintain functionaility.
- If a large portion of your tooth has fractured and it cannot be built up using traditional composite bonding techniques.
- If you have a large cavity and opt for the additional protection a crown offers to your tooth over a large composite filling or an inlay.
- If you have had a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, a crown will be fitted to the abutment of the titanium implant.
- Following root canal treatment, a crown is often needed to strengthen the tooth.
- If you grind your teeth and have a poor diet, acid errosion may reduce your teeth to a point where the only option available is to crown them.
- For cosmetic reasons, to improve the aesthetics of your smile, you may opt for all porcelain cosmetic crowns.
Dental composite fillings for front teeth.
Dental composite (the restorative that is used with tooth bonding technique) has been the material of choice for creating tooth-coloured fillings for front teeth for many decades (since the 1960′s).
Because dental composite comes in a wide range of different shades of white, it will typically mimic the color of the tooth on which it is placed very closely.
White fillings for back teeth.
In some instances, but certainly not all, dental composite can be an appropriate restorative for fillings placed in back teeth.
Patients often like white fillings because the white color of composite fillings is much less noticeable than the silver coloration of dental amalgam fillings.
For more details about white fillings, please contact our friendly team memebers on (02) 8999 5128. And Painfree Dentistry is located at 77 Marion St Harris Park NSW 2150. Feel free to visit us!
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