White fillings are designed to fulfil the same function as traditional amalgam fillings while fitting seamlessly into the rest of the mouth. Made of composite material, these fillings are both highly durable and natural-looking, leaving behind a photo-ready finish that patients love.
The main benefit of white dental fillings over traditional amalgam fillings is their natural-looking appearance and ability to blend in with the rest of your teeth. They’re also bonded into place, which can leave the tooth stronger and more protected from further damage or decay.
Replacing older amalgam fillings with white dental fillings is a very popular option these days. Many patients choose to do so for aesthetic reasons, but because they are mercury-free, some patients may also choose to switch to white dental fillings for health concerns.
The durability of your fillings will depend on your overall health and hygiene, and how you take care of your teeth. With good care and attention, including regular check-ups and hygiene appointments, white fillings can last for up to 10 years.