White Fillings Explained By The The Bristol Dental Practice
Fillings in your teeth are the perfect solution to toothache caused by cavities, damage to teeth or other common tooth problems. These issues often cause further problems if they are not treated by the Dentist. Fillings are either utilised in a cosmetic situation such as broken teeth or in medical situations such as an amalgam which replaces an tooth which has been damaged by tooth decay. These common filling are made from a mixture of metals including mercury, silver, tin, copper and zinc as these metals are ideal in blocking the hole caused by tooth decay. However, more and more people are becoming conscious of the metal fillings in their mouths and are seeking alternatives. One such alternative is a “white filling“and we are Bristol Dentists that specialise in the fitting of them.
But which filling is designed for what purpose and which filling is perfect for your situation and budget? Here at the The Bristol Dental Practice , our friendly and extremely experienced staff are here to ensure that you receive all of the cosmetic dentistry you require to have a perfect smile. If you are concerned about tooth decay to a tooth or if you require cosmetic dentistry due to an accident or other situation that has broken a tooth, then do not hesitate to telephone us on 0117 910 5929
When do you Require White Fillings, Composite Fillings or Porcelain Inlays?
White fillings have been designed with cosmetic appearance at the forefront of their development. The white nature that these fillings possess are almost identical to natural tooth colour making it next to impossible to determine the difference between a white filling and a regular tooth. Composite fillings are the most common cosmetic filling to repair a tooth that has been broken by minor damage. These fillings are strong and are coloured to match the colour of your teeth. This process involves bonding of the composite and strengthening via uv light. Porcelain inlays are similar in that they are purely cosmetic. This porcelain material is applied using modern technology and our advanced methods. This porcelain inlay is perfectly fitted and is hard wearing and long lasting. The colour of this material is also extremely similar to the colouring of your teeth and is another alternative to the composite material.
When do you require an Amalgam Filling?
An Amalgam filling is a filling that is not designed for cosmetic enhancement and is orientated towards improving the health of a decaying tooth and strengthening it from future damage. This filling is used to repair a hole in a tooth that is caused by tooth decay and is vital from preventing infection from potentially spreading to other teeth due to the bacteria that causes tooth decay. In this process a local anaesthetic will be used to numb the area around the tooth which will consequently be filled after the decayed area is removed. The affected area will then be cleaned so that bacteria and decay is removed from the affected tooth. After this preparation has been carried out the tooth will be repaired with a filling and will be polished. This technique is used to ensure that decay is eliminated but other fillings can now be replaced by white fillings to improve the appearance of your smile.
Choosing the right filling for you
Our white fillings have a wide range of applications and choosing the best filling for you is important in ensuring that you have peace of mind when it comes to your teeth and confidence in your smile. The best way to determine which white filling is best suited to your particular situation is through a consultation. If you are interested in finding out more about white fillings and their procedures, or if you are worried about tooth decay and require treatment then do not hesitate to telephone the The Bristol Dental Practice today on 0117 910 5929