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One option to improve the cosmetic look of your smile is to have your metal-coloured fillings replaced with tooth-coloured or ‘white’ fillings.

This is a safe procedure that entails one of our dentists removing any decay from your tooth, taking out the metal or amalgam filling and placing a tooth-coloured filling instead. The new filling is made from a very hard substance and will withstand the forces in your mouth when you bite and chew over a long period of time. This will allow you to smile without a metallic glint in sight, giving your teeth a more natural appearance overall.

As dentists, we believe prevention is always better than cure and will always encourage and help you to look after your teeth so you don’t develop tooth decay in the first place. If you do have decay and need a filling, then we recommend white fillings as a good solution that is both aesthetic and functional.

FAQs

What is a filling?

A filling is a dental material that is used to repair dental cavities, often caused by decay or damage to the tooth. The filling strengthens and protects the tooth from deteriorating further and can help relieve common symptoms such as pain and sensitivity.

What should I expect at my filling appointment?

A filling is a common treatment that is often carried out under local anaesthetic, numbing the area to ensure it can be carried out without discomfort. The dentist will often take X-rays to assess the extent of damage and the size of the filling that is required.

The tooth is then cleaned and disinfected, all the decay is removed, and the tooth is prepared before the filling is placed. The dentist will then smooth and polish the filling and check the bite to ensure comfort and function for the patient.

You should then be able to eat and drink as normal a few hours after the appointment once the anaesthetic has worn off.

What types of fillings are there?

At Brigstock Dental, we offer a range of filling options, including grey amalgam fillings and white composite resin fillings. Patients also have the option to change their old metal-coloured fillings to a more aesthetically pleasing tooth-coloured filling.

How do I know if I need a filling?

You should check with your dentist if you may need a filling if are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Tooth Sensitivity.
  • Toothache or pain when eating.
  • Bad Breath.
  • Darkened tooth surface or broken tooth surface.
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