Fillings are one of the most common dental treatments and most people will need at least one filling at some point in their lives.
Fillings are made of composite materials, metals or ceramic materials; the material you choose will affect the way your filling looks. Amalgam fillings are available but modern, natural tooth coloured fillings, which mimic the colour of the tooth, are also becoming more popular. The type of filling you can have depends upon the size of the cavity and our team of experts will advise you on the best option.
A Discreet Option
Patients are increasingly concerned about the way their smiles look so our selection of natural tooth coloured fillings here at The Priors Dental Practice have become increasingly popular. Ceramic and white composite fillings can both be used to restore small or medium-sized cavities but may not be suitable for larger cavities. If you have a cavity, you need to have it treated before the decay spreads. If the cavity becomes too large, you may need to have root canal treatment or even a tooth extraction.
The procedure is very quick and simple and should not cause any pain. Most patients choose to have local anaesthetic to prevent any pain. During the procedure the dentist will remove any decayed tissue from the cavity and then clean it thoroughly. They will then insert the filling material, which will begin to harden shortly after. In some cases, your dentist will use a blue light to help the filling material set.
If you want know more about having natural tooth coloured fillings, feel free to get in contact and discuss your particular case.