Tooth Coloured Fillings
Why Might You Need a Filling?
Filings are used to repair cavities and restore a decayed tooth. A filling helps to restore strength, structure and function to a decayed tooth so it can be used normally. Cavities can develop if a tooth becomes decayed, as this allows bacteria to enter the tooth, destroying the structure of the tooth so a hole develops. It is important to have any cavities filled as soon as possible, as otherwise they will become larger, and there is the risk the tooth will become badly infected.
Why Choose Tooth Coloured Fillings?
Tooth coloured fillings are virtually invisible, blending in with your natural teeth and restoring your smile. They can be used anywhere in the mouth, with beautiful results.
Nowadays modern composite resin filling material can generally be used to repair small to medium sized cavities, and this material can be much healthier for teeth. Tooth coloured fillings require minimal preparation, preserving as much of your tooth as possible.
Quite a few people still have older style amalgam or silver coloured fillings. These can create darker areas in the mouth, and can easily be noticed when speaking or smiling with others. Amalgam filings have been used for decades. If you need a filling then our Dentist will recommend using coloured composite resin to repair the tooth, not amalgam. Our material of choice comes in many different shades and translucencies, ensuring the final result will look very natural. If you currently have some amalgam fillings, then our Dentist might not necessarily recommend replacing them for the sake of it. Many patients find that eventually, their amalgam fillings will begin to fail. If this happens to you, then rest assured the amalgam can be safely removed and replaced with a tooth coloured filling.