Dental composite is used to restore damaged or missing tooth tissue in both front and back teeth. Where the filling area is more noticeable a white filling is often preferred for aesthetic purposes. Composite is a resin-based polymer which can restore cavities in both front and back teeth or repair unsightly fractures. This simple treatment will leave you with durable, versatile fillings which replicate the shape and features of natural teeth.
Commonly Asked Questions
Why choose tooth coloured fillings?
Metal fillings last a long time however they require your dentist to remove a significant degree of tooth structure. Although silver amalgam has the benefit of longevity, the dark nature of silver can create an unsightly appearance. Tooth coloured composite fillings look natural and don’t require as much removal of the tooth structure. Not only do they look great, but natural fillings bond directly to the tooth hereby reducing the risk of cracks and further decay in the tooth structure.
If issues occur further down the line with your tooth coloured filling, we can easily replace the part without replacing the entire filling. Where silver fillings are concerned, the entire filling would need removing.
How does the procedure work?
Before removing all decay or existing amalgam the tooth is anaesthetised creating a numbing effect. The area is dried to prepare for the filling which is bonded to the cavity and set using a blue light. To form the natural texture and appearance of the tooth, the filling is contoured and smoothed ensuring a comfortable bite.
Depending on the condition of your teeth and the required procedures, costs off tooth coloured fillings will vary. Our dentists can discuss your options, answer any questions and help you decide whether tooth coloured fillings are for you.
At Glasgow Dentists, you can feel comfortable in the hands of our experienced team. Your teeth are precious, and we understand the prospect of fillings may be daunting to some customers. In our stress-free environment, we’ll help you relax prior to and during your treatment ensuring your
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