What are white fillings?

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Synthetic resin is a polymer material which can be attached to the dental tissue and replace part of the tooth that has been lost. White fillings are of high aesthetic value as they cannot be distinguished from the natural tooth. The same material can be used for the aesthetic improvement of the front teeth ( bonding ).


White fillings have started to replace amalgam fillings, which were used for many years, as both dentists and patients prefer them not only for aesthetic but for health reasons as well.

What are the advantages of white fillings?


• From an aesthetic point of view they are better that amalgam fillings. Also white fillings come in a variety of shades that can match the shade of the natural teeth.
mustika-gia-gera-dontia• Only one visit to the dentist is usually required.
• After a white filling the patient can consume food quicker when compared to the time needed after an amalgam filling.
• Synthetic resins, from which white fillings are developed, help to generally restore teeth with discolorations, with gaps among them as well as small or crooked teeth.
•Even though amalgam fillings tend to be considered as stronger the resigns that have been developed during the last years can endure the pressure during the chewing process equally affectively.
• Amalgam fillings, even though this has not been scientifically proven, tend to be considered, mainly due to the mercury that they contain, harmful for the health. Undoubtedly they also contribute to the pollution of the environment.

 

In which ways do white fillings facilitate us?

  • White fillings can be used by the dentist to fill the gaps among the teeth, which cause irritation to the gums55937
  • White fillings which are aesthetically better can replace amalgam fillings
  • Old white fillings, which have absorbed pigments, can be replaced.
  • White fillings can be used so as to cover the ‘neck’ of the teeth which present sensitivity
  • White fillings can be used to fill areas of the teeth that have been damaged ( such as the cutting surface of the teeth of the lower jaw )