Affordable Fillings Paddington
White Fillings and Bonding
The traditional way of restoring a tooth with a silver or grey-looking amalgam filling is giving way to the more popular and natural-looking white composite filling.
A blend of fine glass particles and silica mixed to a paste-like consistency, the composite material is able to be moulded to the exact shape of the tooth being repaired. This enables your restoration to be completed with much less natural tooth structure needing to be removed than if an amalgam filling were to be placed. Once shaped, the composite filling is hardened through the use of a specially developed light.
One of the most notable advantages of white composite fillings over metal fillings is that they achieve a stronger bond with your natural tooth. Previously, composite fillings were confined to the restoration of front teeth where the biting force is less strenuous. Through the development of quality materials, composites can now be successfully placed in the back teeth where chewing and grinding forces are far greater.