White Fillings – Aesthetic Fillings That Blend With Your Smile
There was a time when fillings were uniquely made from amalgam – not the most attractive of materials! What’s more, they were destructive to the tooth, requiring the removal of healthy tooth material in order to accommodate the filling.
Thankfully, these days are gone. Fillings can now be made in the image of your smile, helping them to blend effortlessly with your smile. Here are some more reasons why white fillings are a fantastic development in modern dentistry.
White fillings – the benefits
One of the drawbacks with amalgam fillings is their susceptibility to changing temperature. If you have an amalgam filling and eat or drink hot and cold foods, the filling can contract and expand, which can cause potential fractures. White fillings do not present this problem, therefore you can be safe in the knowledge that your teeth are protected.
White fillings are much more versatile than amalgam fillings; your dentist can use them on your back teeth and they are suited to treating small and medium-sized cavities. Patients find that any self consciousness that they may have experienced when having amalgam fillings disappears, as the fillings blend in with their smile, so they can chew, laugh, and smile with confidence.
Patients will be pleased to hear that there significantly less drilling than in the case of fitting amalgam fillings.
What should I expect?
We will need to ensure your mouth is healthy enough for the filling to be placed during an initial consultation appointment. If your mouth needs cleaning before the procedure, we may use our AirFlow Teeth Polishing system to remove any stray food particles and bacteria. This will ensure the bonds and sealants grip to the surface of your tooth in the best possible way. In the case of nervous patients, we can apply a local anaesthetic numbing cream or administer conscious sedation if you’re particularly anxious. Please do not hesitate to make your worries known to your dentist here at Smile Up, who will do everything they can to make you feel at ease.
If you would like more information about cosmetic dentistry at Smile Up Dental, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can also book appointments with us using the online booking form on our website. If you’re looking for a dentist in Bromley, our practice is only a 30-minute drive away here in Lewisham. We look forward to welcoming you.