NATURAL LOOKING TEETH
Cavities can happen at any age and most people will have to deal with a cavity at some point. Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths silver or white.
Nowadays fillings can be natural looking. Many people are more conscious about the way they look, so they don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile. We offer a comprehensive range of different white filling materials and will discuss the options with you so you make the right choice for you. Different filling materials wear differently, look different and have different costs associated so there”s no “one size fits all” option.
No-one looks forward to fillings but we will make the procedure quick and painless, getting you smiling again in no time. We also make sure we act as soon as we detect a problem which means you suffer less pain as a result of holes in your teeth.
What can I do to prevent fillings?
There are three main ways to prevent tooth decay and needing fillings:
- Brush your teeth twice a day, and clean in between them with floss or tepe brushes once a day
- Have a balanced low sugargood diet – it’s the frequency of sugars that cause a problem not the amount – so make sure not to snack in between meals and only drink water between meals.
- Fluoride – use a fluoride toothpaste to help prevent decay
Are White fillings better?
Traditionally metal fillings were felt to be more durable than white fillings. However, we advances in techniques and materials white fillings are a great option for you. Composite fillings are less destructive as the composite is bonded to the tooth to provide support and strength. Traditional Amalgam fillings are not glued to the tooth so involve more cutting of healthy tooth to provide retentive features so they don’t fall out.
White fillings offer a more cosmetic solution by matching the natural colour of your teeth. This means that the fillings will blend in perfectly with your tooth and nobody will know they are there.
Can you change my grey fillings to white fillings?
If you have old metal amalgam fillings, particularly near the front of your mouth which bother you, you may be interested in replacing them with white ones. Your dentist will make an assessment and advise you on the best options for you to help to restore confidence in your smile.