If you require a filling in your tooth, a cosmetically pleasing option would be to choose a white filling material that matches the shade of your surrounding natural teeth. You can also have any existing metallic fillings replaced with tooth-coloured or 'white' fillings. This will allow you to smile without a metallic glint in sight, giving your teeth a more natural appearance overall.
Here is how white fillings work:
- This is a safe procedure that entails the removal of any decay from your tooth and taking out metal or amalgam fillings if you are having them replaced
- The new filling is made from a very hard, tooth-coloured substance and will withstand the forces in your mouth when you bite and chew over a long period of time
- The restoration is completed in one visit and your fillings will not be visible when you smile