White Composite Fillings

If you have a cavity that needs filling, you have the option of choosing white composite fillings at Ai Family Dental. These fillings blend in beautifully with the natural shade of your teeth for a seamless restoration.

Routine examinations and cleanings will help prevent cavities from starting and catch any cavities that do develop when they are still small and easily treated. Call our office today to schedule an examination and cleaning.

Reasons for White Composite Fillings

✱ Tooth wear: restoring damage that has occurred as a result of grinding and erosion.
✱ Small teeth: white filings can amend a tooth so that it matches the size of neighbouring teeth.
✱ Broken teeth: chips, cracks and damage to the surface of teeth can be remedied.
✱ Replace silver fillings: white fillings can offer a modern, aesthetic replacement.

What to Do (and Not Do) After Getting White Fillings

To make the most of your composite filling, you need to know what you should (and shouldn’t) do after getting a dental filling. Here are a few tips.
✦ Take prescribed medicines to control tenderness.
✦ Contact your dentist if you experience persistent pressure sensitivity beyond a few days.
✦ Brush your teeth carefully and rinse gently on the day of the procedure.
✦ Avoid drinking hot beverages immediately after the procedure.
✦ Avoid chewing until the numbness has completely worn off.
✦ Avoid food or beverages for at least one hour If you experience nausea.

White Composite Fillings FAQ’s

What is the process of composite fillings?

Following preparation, the composite is placed in layers, using a light specialised to harden each layer. When the process is finished, the composite is shaped to fit the tooth. It is then polished the composite to prevent staining and early wear.

How long does it take to get White fillings?

There are many factors that can determine just how long it will take to get a composite filling, including the size of a cavity or fracture, its location, and how many fillings you need. Patients should be prepared to sit in the dentist’s chair for up to one hour or more for a filling.

Are White Fillings Safe ?

White composite fillings are increasingly used as an alternative to silver amalgam fillings, largely due to their aesthetic appeal, and because of mercury concerns. However, there have been claims that composite resin fillings may be damaging to health.