White Fillings

White composite fillings are the new alternative!

Fillings are the most common restorative procedure. After decay is removed from a tooth, a filling is used to give strength back to the tooth.

Silver coloured fillings have been used reliably for many years. Typically these mercury amalgams are placed on back teeth because they are an economical, strong and provide a lasting restoration for most cavities.

Today, White fillings are an alternative to mercury amalgam fillings. White fillings are made of a strong composite resin that is matched to the surrounding tooth colour. In the past, white fillings were placed only on front teeth, but recently a stronger more durable material has been developed that can withstand the chewing pressure of back teeth.

White fillings are most commonly used for:

  • Cosmetic reasons, they look more natural
  • Patients who are concerned about mercury contamination
  • Patients with sensitivity to heat or cold - the composite resin doesn't conduct temperature changes as fast as silver or gold.

Call 613-830-2222 to schedule an appointment with Drs. Mosco and Rief!