Tooth Coloured Fillings In Milton Keynes
Dental decay is one of the most common diseases worldwide. At the Abacus Dental we try to prevent rather than treat. This ensures that decay is avoided where possible. To do this we coach our patients on how to improve their diet, oral hygiene habits and provide fluoride advice.
A white filling is a tooth coloured resin material usually known as a composite that bonds to the tooth.
A composite filling is a natural coloured plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are used for cosmetic improvements of your smile by changing the colour of your teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
Benefits of White Fillings
- They are look like your natural teeth! This sounds obvious but most people would rather have a natural looking smile rather than grey or silver teeth
- We only a remove a small amount of your healthy tooth before a composite filling is applied
- You can eat with your new fillings straight after they have been placed in your tooth
- White fillings can be bonded to your tooth very effectively and once they are in place the tooth is often stronger than it was before
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I replace my existing amalgam fillings with composite fillings?
Yes we generally recommend that fillings of any kind be replaced only when you need to have them replaced. For example, where decay occurs beneath or around an existing filling, or a filling breaks. Sometimes, when your existing fillings are very large, composite fillings may not be an option, this is when a porcelain inlay may be required.
How long do composite fillings last?
Our clinical audit data shows that 96% of the composite fillings we place on front teeth last for more than 5 years. We are so confident of the quality of our composite fillings.
Why should I consider composite fillings?
Most peoples prefer natural coloured fillings because they look like your existing teeth and people can’t see them when you laugh or smile. Composite fillings are often called white fillings but we actually use a wide range of different shades to match the natural colours of your teeth.