At Egham Dental Care, Old Windsor, white fillings are a safe, mercury-free and cosmetic alternative to the mercury containing amalgam fillings. A tooth-coloured filling can also help bond weak parts of the tooth, helping strengthen the tooth. White filling materials can be shaped and polished to look just like the original tooth.
For small to medium sized cavities, we recommend the use of composite resin (tooth-coloured filling material). Modern white fillings are strong, long lasting and have a very natural appearance, making them the superior alternative to amalgam metal fillings. They are completely mercury-free and non-toxic.
For larger cavities or replacement fillings, we recommend bonded porcelain restorations. The advantages of porcelain are:
- Increased strength – longer lasting
- Bonding to tooth substance – the porcelain will actually bond and support the tooth much better
- Superior aesthetics – porcelain that is artistically shaped and polished has the most life-like appearance compared to any dental material
- Precision Fitting – the porcelain inlay or overlay is computer-designed in the dental laboratory and hand-finished by a master ceramist technician working with magnification loops to ensure the best fit possible.