What are white fillings?
Mainly constructed from tiny glass particles and synthetic resin, so-called ‘white’ fillings are a natural-looking alternative to traditional amalgam. For some time, they were considered to be less durable and long-lasting than the traditional variety, but new materials have ensured this need no longer be the case.
How long your white filling will last depends on where in the mouth it is fitted and the strength of your bite. At Upton Dental we’ll take great care to advise you on suitability based on your individual circumstances.
How we carry out fillings at Upton Dental
Before we fill any tooth, we’ll take care to make sure that this is the best course of action, looking at any alternatives and looking at the wider picture of your oral health.
- The treatment begins with anaesthesia – we want to make sure that you stay comfortable throughout and don’t need to worry about feeling any pain.
- Your dentist will then gently remove any decay using a drill, shaping the space to make sure it’s ready to receive the filling.
- Next the filling itself is fitted, making sure that its appearance will be as unobtrusive as possible. This process can vary according to the type of filling being fitted. In some cases, resin will be applied in layers and strengthened using a bright light.
- Your dentist will make finish by making any final adjustments to ensure the tooth’s aesthetic qualities are maintained, and that your bite isn’t compromised.
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