White fillings, or composite fillings, are made from a tooth-coloured material that restores the natural appearance of a decayed or previously metal filled tooth cavity. Because white fillings blend perfectly with your tooth enamel, Dr. Nosente Bollo-Kamara and associates will often recommend them if the tooth in question is near the front of your mouth and also for back teeth as black fillings are gradually faded out.
A white dental filling typically requires only one dental visit, during which the tooth or teeth are prepared and restored with white tooth fillings. An advantage of white tooth fillings, as compared with other dental restorations, is that they need less of the healthy part of a tooth to be removed to hold the filling in position. Less drilling is required. This is due to the filling’s composite material being capable of bonding to the teeth more tightly.