White Fillings PDF Print E-mail

Cyprus Cosmetic Surgery - Cyprus General Surgery - Ophthalmic -Cyprus Dental treatments



If you have a cavity or tooth that needs repair or even old mercury fillings you would like to replace for cosmetic reasons, white fillings may be just what you are looking for to give you that perfect smile. White fillings look great, function correctly, are healthy and will last for many years to come.

Modern white fillings are a combination of a resin and nano-particles of glass. This combination gives white fillings their dental name; composite resins. Composite resins are tooth coloured materials that are not only durable and long lasting but attractive as well. They are bonded directly to the tooth thus adding to the strength of it. The variety of shades and colours of the composites allow the dentist to create a natural looking filling on your tooth, making a difference in your appearance, especially if the restoration is visible when you smile. Many people are also concerned about the potential risks of mercury containing silver fillings, making white fillings free of any hazardous materials. 


The Procedure 


After the tooth is examined, the decayed portions of the tooth must be removed which leaves a hole that needs to be filled to restore the tooth to its original form and function. The tooth is prepared and etched with a mild acid solution. The composite is then placed in layers using a light specialized to harden each layer.


When the process is complete, the filling is shaped to fit the tooth then polished to prevent staining and premature deterioration. Treatment can be completed in 1 day.   




Please feel free to contact us for an inclusive list of treatments available


Cyprus Cosmetic Surgery - Cyprus General Surgery - Ophthalmic -Cyprus Dental treatments


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 August 2009 )