What are white fillings?
White fillings also called composite fillings are a form of cosmetic dentistry and serve to restore your decayed teeth. Unlike silver fillings or gold fillings, white fillings match the colour of your teeth. They are made of plastic and tiny glass particles. White fillings have now become the standard in most dental offices due to its durability and natural appearance.
What are the advantages of white fillings?
White fillings are used to not only restore your decayed tooth, but to give it a cosmetic improvement. Because they bond directly with the tooth, they have the added benefit of restoring weaker areas of the tooth. During the cavity preparation, more commonly seen for minor cavities, less tooth structure needs to be removed.