While traditional amalgam fillings contain mercury. White fillings are made from resin and inorganic materials like glass ceramics and/or porcelain and are completely safe.
When combined with enamel and dentin bonding techniques, white fillings can help restore damaged teeth and give them a more natural look and feel. These more aesthetically pleasing fillings can be used as an alternative, and to replace, amalgam fillings.
Composite bonding to close spaces
Posterior composite fillings amalgam replacement
Along with being made from mercury-free, and therefore safer, materials white fillings are much less noticeable and can be shaped and contoured to look more like your natural teeth. White fillings do take slightly more time to put into place but the end result is a filling that is practically invisible.
There is a small chance that you will experience some mild sensitivity after the procedure but it usually settles down after a few days. Most people experience no discomfort whatsoever.
William Street Dental uses only the best quality composite materials in our white fillings and our highly trained dentists use special techniques to restore your tooth to its original shape and contour. The end result is that they’re practically invisible to the naked eye!