In today’s image orientated society, teeth are becoming an increasingly significant factor in self-image. Although molars are positioned to the rear of the mouth, improved camera technology means that dark fillings can often still be seen in photographs – an aspect which many feel insecure about. With people becoming more conscious of their appearance, other options have started to emerge to replace silver fillings. Increasingly, white fillings for molars are becoming of preferred choice when restoring decayed teeth, providing an enhanced visual aesthetic.
White fillings are composed of a resin composite which results in a more aesthetically pleasing result. Depending on the area of decay, certain fillings can be more noticeable than others and so focal areas tend to provoke a preference of material. Additionally, white filings require less drilling which leaves more of the healthy tooth intact and so entails less damage.
Commonly Asked Questions
Are white fillings as strong as silver amalgam?
Silver fillings are often chosen for back tooth decay due to the strong nature of the material. This, however, results in a dark appearance, which isn’t always to a customer’s preference. Over recent years, advancements in tooth technology have resulted in stronger white filling materials with performance comparable to the strength of traditional amalgam fillings.
How much do white fillings cost?
Costs of white molar fillings will depend vastly on the size and the chosen filling material. As every mouth is different, we advise a consultation to take place prior to making a choice on your filling. Although the strength of white fillings has greatly increased, longevity is still variable depending on how heavily your teeth bite together in addition to other factors. White fillings may require replacement after a number of years, our expert dentists will provide consultation to choose a procedure which meets your specific needs.
Will the procedure cause any discomfort or side effects?
After the procedure, there may be slight cases of sensitivity around the filling, specifically in reactance to air, sweet foods and the cold. This reaction is very normal though and is a minor side effect.
If you are experiencing tooth decay but are searching for an aesthetic solution, white molar fillings can ensure your mouth looks as naturally healthy as possible. With the assurance of our expert team, you can achieve the perfect restored smile with confidence.
If this procedure sounds fitting to you, do not hesitate to contact us. At Glasgow Dentists, your happiness is at the core of our service.