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Cosmetic Fillings/Composite Bonding

Cosmetic fillings, also called tooth-coloured fillings or white fillings, are dental fillings that closely match natural tooth colour and appearance. Over the last decade resin filling material has replaced the old metal fillings. Unlike traditional silver fillings, which often provide an unwanted appearance, cosmetic fillings seamlessly blend with your natural teeth.

Tooth-coloured fillings can also be used to change the size, colour or shape of your teeth. For example, cosmetic dental fillings can close gaps between teeth, repair chipped teeth or make teeth appear straighter and more even. Cosmetic fillings can also be used to replace old, silver amalgam fillings.

Advantages of Cosmetic Fillings

  • They closely match your natural tooth colour and appearance.
  • They bond to your tooth structure chemically, meaning there is no need for slots, grooves or pins to be placed in your healthy teeth.
  • They completely harden in seconds, instead of days required by some other materials.