This common dental procedure is a minimally-invasive, preventative approach to dealing with the early stages of decay.
Our practice offers amalgam-free tooth-coloured (white) fillings to blend in with the natural look of your teeth. White fillings are available as a first option or replacement for existing amalgam fillings.
Dental fillings are most commonly used to treat cavities, but they can also be used to repair cracked or broken teeth.
White filings are made of a composite material which adheres to the surface of your teeth. Unlike some other filling options, white fillings can blend naturally with the colour of your teeth and are often unnoticeable. This resin-based material used is durable, long-lasting and able to withstand the force of your bite. It is now often the preferred material dentists use when filling up a patients cavity.
Your dentist will remove any decayed material, clean the surface of your tooth and then apply the composite filling to your cavity.
Regular brushing, interdental care, and dental check-ups are required to ensure fillings last a long time.
Fillings are most commonly used to fill a cavity after decay has been removed, but they are also used to repair a fractured or cracked tooth, for worn teeth, to strengthen a tooth structure such as after a root canal or other damage. Composite resin fillings can also replace amalgam fillings for a beautiful and natural looking smile.
The cost of a filling can vary depending on the size and placement with prices starting from £170.
To find out how we can help you, please call us today to book a consultation: 0121 550 6958.0121 550 6958