White Fillings

Tooth-colored white fillings, also known as composite resin fillings, offer several advantages compared to traditional amalgam (silver/grey/mercury) fillings. Here are some of the pros associated with tooth-colored white fillings:

Aesthetic Appeal
Natural Appearance... Tooth-colored fillings are made to match the color of the natural teeth. This makes them virtually indistinguishable, providing a more aesthetically pleasing result, especially for visible teeth.
Minimally Invasive: The composite material can be precisely matched to the shade of the existing tooth, ensuring a seamless blend with the natural tooth structure.

Conservative Tooth Preparation
Preservation of Tooth Structure... Composite resin fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure compared to amalgam fillings. This conservative approach helps retain more of the natural tooth.

Adaptability... Composite resin can be used for various dental applications, including repairing chips, cracks, or reshaping teeth. It is a versatile material that can address both functional and cosmetic concerns.
Bonding Capabilities: Unlike amalgam, composite resin bonds directly to the tooth surface, providing additional strength and support.


Patient Comfort ~ Reduced Sensitivity
Thermal Insulation... Tooth-colored white fillings don't conduct heat or cold as much as metal or amalgam fillings. This property can reduce the risk of post-treatment sensitivity to temperature changes.

Less Prone to Expansion and Contraction
Stability... Tooth-colored fillings are less prone to expand or contract with temperature changes compared to metal fillings. This stability can help prevent the development of cracks or fractures in the tooth.

Ease of Repair... If a tooth-colored filling becomes damaged or worn over time, it can be easily repaired or replaced. This ease of repair contributes to the longevity of the restoration.

Biocompatibility... Composite resin fillings do not contain mercury, addressing concerns about potential health risks associated with amalgam fillings. This makes them a safe and biocompatible choice for dental restorations.


More advantages for white fillings at Bhandari Dental...

Same-Day Results
Unlike some other dental restorations that may require multiple visits, tooth-colored fillings can often be completed in a single appointment, providing immediate aesthetic improvements.

Shape and Contour
Dr. Bhandari can precisely shape and contour composite resin fillings during the placement process. This allows for a high level of customization to match the natural anatomy of the tooth.

Consistent Advances in Technology
Continuous Improvement... Dental technology and materials for tooth-colored fillings are continually advancing. Newer generations of composites are providing better durability, improved aesthetics, and enhanced strength.

Longevity with Good Oral Hygiene
Extended Lifespan... As recommended by Dr. Bhandari, with proper oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, white fillings can have a long lifespan, offering enduring functionality and aesthetics.

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Over the counter products, take home whitening kits or in-office whitening are the 3 types of whitening. In-office whitening will provide the longest lasting result and greater depth (6 - 9 shades whiter). We use Opalesence Extra Boost exclusively in our office.


Bonding is used when a tooth has been chipped, damaged, misaligned or stained/ discoloured. A composite material is applied and molded to fit the form of the tooth. A
"bonding light" then dries and sets the material. Once this has been completed, we polish and smooth the material.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers provide the same function as bond­ing however they typically last longer. They are used for chipped, damaged, misaligned or discoloured teeth. The veneers are made of a very thin shell of porce­lain that is bonded to the front of the teeth. Once applied it becomes very hard and durable. They resist stains and look very natural. This is a short pro­cedure usually requiring only two appointments.


Bleaching is a very effective treatment for stained or discoloured teeth. A per­oxide solution is applied, stimulated by heat or heat combined with light. Once the solution has been rinsed the teeth have been lightened. This procedure generally needs to be touched up each year. 

Gum Tissue Contouring

Gum tissue contouring, also known as gum reshaping or gum sculpting, is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves shaping and restructuring the gum line to enhance the aesthetics of the smile. This procedure is commonly performed to address issues such as a gummy smile (excessive gum display) or an uneven gum line. 

White Fillings

Tooth-colored white fillings, also known as composite resin fillings, offer several advantages compared to traditional amalgam (silver/grey/mercury) fillings, as they are made to match the natural appearance and color of your teeth, providing a more aesthetically pleasing result, especially for visible teeth.