With today’s incredible modern materials, we are able to strengthen the teeth and fill cavities without detracting from the tooth’s natural beauty. With our tooth-coloured fillings, we can fill your cavities, while maintaining your beautiful smile!
All about tooth-coloured fillings
Tooth coloured fillings, also known as white fillings, are a mercury-free alternative to amalgam fillings. We place new fillings and we also offer a replacement service for existing metal fillings.
Our white fillings are designed to match the shade of your tooth to ensure that you cannot tell the difference between the filing and the rest of the tooth. They are made from composite and resins, which are safer and more environmentally friendly than metal amalgam fillings.
We may recommend that you have a filling if you have a decayed tooth and a cavity has formed in the tooth surface. Fillings strengthen the tooth, improve the function of the tooth and prevent pain and sensitivity. They also help to prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the tooth.
The filling procedure
Before your tooth is filled, we will numb it using local anaesthetic, so you won’t feel any pain at all. The procedure is fairly straightforward and involves two key stages. Firstly, the cavity is cleaned and any decayed tissue is removed. Once the cavity is clear, bonding agent is applied to the surface of the tooth to facilitate adhesion. The second stage involves placing the filling. The dental composite is placed inside the cavity and then shaped to fit the hole. Once the cavity has been filled, the composite is set hard using a curing light. Once the composite has hardened, your Clifton Dental Studio dentist will make any final adjustments and trim the filling to ensure that the cavity is filled perfectly.
If you have mercury amalgam fillings and you would like to replace them or you think you have a cavity, call us today and arrange an appointment.