White fillings are produced either from composite (direct) or porcelain / ceramic (indirect).
Direct: The dentist will anaesthetise the tooth. The tooth will be prepared and cleaned and the white filling is placed in the ‘increments’ and cured (set) with a blue light. The composite is then carved into the replica of a natural tooth.
Indirect: The tooth is prepared and an impression or scan is taken of the tooth. The ‘filling’ or inlay is provided either in a lab or at chair side that accurately fits the hole in the tooth. It is then cemented and polished. A temporary is placed while the permanent restoration is being fabricated in our Lab.
When white fillings are placed some people complain of sensitivity but this usually goes within a couple of weeks.
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