September 3, 2021

1.What are white fillings? 

White fillings are tooth coloured resins that are used to fill cavities. 

2.How long does it take for a white filling? 

The duration of the filling depends on the severity, however it can usually take up to an hour per filling. 

3.Are white fillings safe?

 White fillings are mercury free fillings which make them very safe. 

4.What are the downsides of white fillings?

White fillings are weaker than silver fillings which might make them not last as long as a silver filling would. 

5.Will the filling stand out in my smile?

Unlike other types of fillings, white fillings usually match the rest of your teeth well and can even brighten your smile. 

6.What are the advantages of white fillings?

 White fillings bond to your teeth and make the tooth stronger. This material also blends in with the rest of your smile making the filling not noticeable. 

7.Will I experience sensitivity after my filling?

Since composite fillings do not contain metal, they do not conduct cold or heat. Because of this, you will not experience sensitivity with hot or cold drinks. 

8.Why are white fillings preferred for front teeth?

White filling blends very easily and can match the color of your teeth. Dentists will recommend this because it will leave you with a matched smile and you won’t be able to see the filling. 

9.Can I eat after getting a white filling? 

A composite filling usually hardens as soon as your dentist puts a UV light on it. If this is the case, you are okay to eat as soon as you leave the office. If you were numbed for your filling, dentists usually recommend you wait at least 2 hours before chewing.

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