Most people have fillings of one sort or another but today, because we are much more conscious of our smile, we can choose a natural looking alternative – the composite or tooth coloured filling.
At Claydon Dental we use tooth coloured fillings because they are the best option cosmetically. Tooth coloured fillings, also known as white fillings, can be blended to match the natural shade of your teeth, and the composite resin used to make them can be used to elegantly restore cracked or chipped teeth.
Composite fillings actually impart strength to the teeth because they bond directly to the enamel and dentine, unlike amalgams that fill the space and can exert enough pressure to break the surrounding teeth over time.
If you wanted to know whether it’s a good idea to replace your amalgam fillings with tooth coloured fillings, it is usually best to change fillings only when your dentist judges that an old filling needs replacing. If so, we would be happy to replace it with a tooth coloured filling.
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