Fillings are one of the most basic methods of restoring teeth. They do exactly what their name suggests – they fill a hole in the tooth that has been caused by decay, playing an important role in helping us to keep a tooth for many more years
Dental amalgam is the traditional silver-coloured filling we are all familiar with
The main advantage of white fillings is their aesthetic appeal – they are matched with the colour of your teeth so look natural
At Select Dental Care we offer both amalgam and white fillings. White fillings are becoming more popular and can be the perfect solution if you are self conscious about the appearance of silver amalgam fillings. Your dentist can choose a colour to best match that of your natural teeth. There are some cases where silver amalgam fillings represent the most durable and long-lasting form of filling available. We will discuss your individual case to help you decide what is best for you
Many people who require dental fillings can feel self conscious about the appearance of the filling. In these cases, a white tooth-coloured filling can be the perfect solution as it provides a natural looking solution. They can be made out of various materials including synthetic resin, glass particles and a setting ingredient.
Thanks to recent developments in the materials used to create tooth coloured fillings, they can now be considered comparable when considering how long-lasting the filling will be. The life span of fillings will be dependent upon their position in the mouth and how the patient bites food.
The filling treatment does not cause pain and we can advise and give the patient an anaesthetic to numb the mouth before treatment commences.
Costing of our filling service will be dependent on the time expected to complete the treatment and the amount of filling required. We will provide you with a consultation to describe the works required as well as a written quote.