Tooth filling has been transformed by the introduction of white fillings
One of the comments we hear so often at Carisbrook Dental is that even though people have gone to the expense and effort of having their teeth professionally whitened, their smile could still be blemished because of old metal fillings they may still have. The answer though, in the majority of cases, is really quite simple and it is to have that old unsightly metal tooth filling replaced with an undetectable white filling.
Today’s modern white fillings (they are sometimes called composite white fillings) are becoming increasingly popular because at Carisbrook we can create the exact shade, translucency and even the texture of the filling to match your natural teeth. Talk about invisible!
Many patients are now opting to have their old fillings replaced by this new generation of white fillings and what’s more we can even use this type of filling to correct minor imperfections such as small chips, irregular edges, sizes or gaps in the front teeth and produce the perfectly even, perfectly smooth, perfectly proportioned appearance that goes such a long way in ensuring you have that lovely smile you are wanting.
There are other reasons, as well as for cosmetic dentistry appearances, why white fillings are becoming more and more popular. Many people today simply do not feel comfortable in having metal fillings, also called amalgam or silver fillings, in their mouth and even though this traditional style of tooth filling has been around for well over a century and poses no health risks whatsoever, there is a movement towards replacing them with the latest white fillings.
Replacing the old fillings is a simple procedure that is quick and stress free. All we do is to remove the old metal tooth filling and simply replace it with the correct white alternative. Once the white tooth filling is inserted we then use a special light to harden and set the filling material. This is then carefully polished to produce the desired shape and finish.
We have to warn that there are minor limitations for the use of white fillings and they are not strong enough to be used in very large tooth cavities, but if you are interested in discussing it then please call us on 0161 951 7295 and book an appointment to see one of our dentists. We’ll be able to advise you on the suitability of white fillings and if required we can make an appointment for you to undergo what is a very simple procedure.