Tooth Coloured Restorations

Advances in modern dental materials and techniques increasingly offer new ways to create a natural looking smile.

Dentistry has itself evolved; and the dentists at Always Smiles Dental Surgery, Canley Heights continually research and attend lectures and seminars updating their knowledge on the newest products and solutions for dental treatment.

Commonly patients are requesting white fillings that look natural. These composite fillings are made from tooth colored material that restores the natural appearance of decayed or previously filled tooth.

The tooth is prepared and restored; obvious advantages are less of the healthy tooth is removed to hold the filling in place as the material bonds to the teeth adhesively compared to older type filling materials such as amalgams. During the procedure the decay is removed, the tooth is isolated from saliva then an adhesive is applied followed by thin layers of tooth colored composite. A special light is directed over the filling to chemically harden and cure.

Your gentle and friendly dentist at Always Smiles Dental Surgery in the Liverpool and Fairfield area may recommend another type of material instead of this composite if the decay is present in a large area.

Various types of white fillings include composite inlays, porcelain inlays and onlays. Inlays and onlays restore badly damaged teeth by decay and may be applied to back teeth.

The initial cost of white fillings may be expensive however most patients appreciate the natural looking restoration of the finished tooth.

It is suggested that you look after the restoration as you would your normal teeth with regular brushing and flossing and regular dental examinations with the gentle, friendly dentists at Always Smiles Dental Surgery, especially as the margin between the tooth and filling is prone to dental decay if not looked after.