Tooth Coloured Fillings

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Following Government guidelines, the surgery has now reopened to provide all dental treatments.

If you answer YES to any of the below question prior to arrival for your appointment, please call the practice to rebook your appointment.

1. Do you have any of the following symptoms:

     high temperature or fever?

     new, continuous cough?

     a loss or alteration to taste or smell?

2. Have you or any member of your household/family had a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 in the last 10 days

3. Are you or any member of your household/family waiting for a COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result

4. Have you travelled internationally in the last 10 days to a country that is on the government red list

5. Have you or any member of your household/family been advised to isolate by any NHS organisation in the last 10 days?

 

 

 

The filling of choice for us is the white (composite) filling. White fillings are fillings for teeth that look natural and discreet. Given the opportunity to make a fully informed choice, our experience is that the vast majority of today’s dental patients will choose tooth coloured fillings.

 

 


Since they bond to the tooth, tooth-coloured fillings restore more of the original strength of the tooth. Silver weakens the teeth, making them more susceptible of breaking.

Tooth coloured fillings restore the natural appearance of the tooth and are mercury free as mercury is viewed by some as being toxic.

Tooth coloured fillings require less removal of tooth structure, especially with new cavities, as the size of the hole made for the filling can be dramatically smaller with tooth coloured fillings.

In some cases where a large filling is needed a porcelain filling maybe required instead. This is known as an inlay. When the outside of the tooth is damaged a crown maybe required. We always inform you of all your options, and ensure the best long-term option is explained.