Are fillings the right choice for you?
Most adults will have at least one filling in their lifetime, but how do you know if they’re the best solution for you?
Have you got:
- Gapped teeth
- Tooth decay
- Tooth discolouration
If so, then a filling is a great option to consider.
Fillings are so popular thanks to their quick and simple restoration of tooth damage and decay. They can help to restore a tooth so you can eat and drink normally, and they can even look just like your natural tooth if you opt for a tooth-coloured filling.
They work by blocking up any holes (cavities) you may have, stopping the infection from spreading and causing further issues and pain.
The benefits of dental fillings include:
- Cosmetic and aesthetic improvement
- Helps to prevent the recurrence of infection
- Can be repaired easily should a chip occur
- Are quick and pain-free
What types of fillings are on offer?
There are a wide range of fillings, depending on your preferences, including:
- Amalgam (metal-coloured)
- Composite (tooth-coloured)
There are pros and cons to each type of filling, so it’s worth having a chat with your dentist who will be able to advise you properly. For a discreet look, a tooth-coloured filling is best.
So, if you’re struggling with pain or discomfort and feel like a filling may be your best option – why not get in touch with our team? We’d be more than happy to help.
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 one of the most reputable dentists in Essex, 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.
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