Unlike their mercury counterparts, tooth-coloured (white composite) fillings blend in seamlessly with your tooth shade.
Step 1) Assessment – We will examine the extent of the damage or decay present, and rule out the need for more extensive treatment, such as a crown.
Step 2) Preparation under a local anaesthetic, we will remove the decayed material from the affected tooth. The filling is shaped and placed directly on your tooth.
Step 3) Polishing your tooth will be polished, to give it a naturally beautiful shine. Once placed and polished, it will be difficult for others to notice your tooth has been filled.
Why should I replace an old amalgam filling with a white filling?
The obvious benefit of white fillings is their cosmetic appeal. They are comparable to amalgam fillings in terms of form and function, but no- one can see they’re there when you smile.
How can I avoid a filling in the future?
Cavities are principally caused by poor oral hygiene habits like insufficient brushing and flossing, as well as a poor diet. You should be making sure you have a low sugar diet and coming in to see the dentist and hygienist routinely. The more often you come in to see us, the faster evolving problems can be spotted and treated with the most minimal intervention.
What if I’m nervous about receiving an anaesthetic?
Thanks to progress in modern dentistry, the act of administering an anaesthetic is much less invasive than it used to be. However, we can offer dental sedation to help you relax should you feel you might find this advantageous.
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