dental teeth decay and fillings

We don’t like the look of amalgam fillings!

A composite dental filling is a tooth-coloured plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.

Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.

We don’t like the look of amalgam fillings and as such we don’t use them here!

Safety

In contrast to the amalgam fillings, which have been shown to possess certain effects on the body, the composites fillings are safe and bio-compatible.

Repairable

Composite fillings can be easily repaired in case the filling gets fractured or chipped off. In contrast, amalgam fillings are not repairable, and need to be replaced if damaged.

How are composite fillings placed?
This procedure is normally done in one appointment.
After the numbing of your tooth your dentist will remove any decay present or shaped as necessary. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed.
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.
You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.
What are the benefits of Composite Fillings?
Excellent Aesthetics – unlike the amalgams fillings, which have an unappealing silver color, the shade of composites can be easily matched with that of the natural teeth. As a result, they will blend with your natural teeth, and greatly improve your smile and overall facial aesthetics.
I’m too nervous to get a filling done, what can you do for me?
We offer dental sedation to help you through any treatment. Just speak to our friendly team to find out more or click here for information about gentle sedation.
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