Fillings are a type of restoration, which is used to restore a tooth that has been weakened as a result of decay; fillings are used to fill cavities, which are holes in the teeth. As well as strengthening the tooth, fillings also help to prevent damage to the tooth and further infection.
White fillings are made from composite materials, resin or ceramic; they are designed to match the colour of the natural tooth, so that they cannot be distinguished from your natural teeth when you open your mouth.
The filling procedure typically takes less than an hour; in most cases the tooth is numbed to prevent any pain. The cavity is cleaned thoroughly before the decayed tissue is removed using a dental drill; the composite is then poured into the cavity and set firm using a light beam. Having a filling is nothing to worry about and you should not feel any pain; after the procedure your mouth will feel a little numb, but this will soon wear off.
A growing number of people are choosing to have their metal fillings replaced with white fillings and we are happy to do this for our patients; some people have concerns about the safety of mercury amalgam fillings, while others are simply looking for a more aesthetically pleasing alternative. We will remove your old filling, clean the cavity thoroughly and then re-fill the hole using composite material.
Composite material used for white filings can also be used to patch up chipped and worn teeth; this is known as composite bonding and it is a very effective treatment for correcting minor flaws in the smile.
Get in touch with us at Aesthetic Smiles near Thurmaston for more information and to arrange your consultation.Back to Latest News
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