Fillings are used to repair a cavity in your tooth caused by decay or trauma. Your dentist will offer you the type of filling they consider clinically necessary.
Your smile is incredibly important to us and for that reason we can offer composite filling materials privately for your back teeth. We utilise the most advanced materials and techniques. The new white composite materials are proving to be an excellent alternative to silver amalgams.
A composite filling is a tooth coloured resin used to restore decayed or broken teeth by using enamel and denting bonding techniques. The white filling restores the part of the tooth that has become damaged or decayed. White fillings are becoming more used as an alternative to amalgam( silver) fillings which are mercury free.
How are teeth filled with dental composite?
After removing plaque, tartar, decay and any existing filling, the treatment site is cleaned and then dried. To aid the bonding, the tooth surface is etched and coated with a gel and bonding solution. Once prepared, the white filling material is placed into the tooth cavity, or area to be filled, and then moulded to match the tooth contours. A curing light is then used to harden the filling before it is trimmed and polished to look like a natural part of your tooth.
Please contact our team today if you wish to book an appointment to discuss replacing your Amalgam fillings with white composite. Your dentist will advise you on the best options available.
Dental amalgam fillings are hard-wearing and the most commonly used filling material on the NHS for back teeth. They are made from a mixture of metals, including mercury, silver, tin and copper.