Fillings have evolved to offer aesthetically attractive options to match the look and feel of natural teeth.
What types of fillings are available?
Woodbury Park Dental surgery is an amalgam-free dental practice. We use BPA free composite (white filling material) because it looks natural and requires less preparation, saving more of your tooth structure.
Composite fillings are made from powdered glass and BPA free acrylic resin.
What are white fillings?
White fillings are more aesthetically appealing than the more common amalgam or silver fillings. These tooth-coloured fillings are much less noticeable than amalgam fillings.
White fillings, like all fillings, don’t last a lifetime. You may need to replace a white filling every five years.
Can I replace my silver fillings with tooth-coloured ones?
Many patients choose to replace old silver fillings with tooth-coloured composite restorations. Your dentist can determine if updating your amalgam fillings is an option for you.
How long does a filling last?
The longevity of a restoration is unique and multifactorial. It is usually dependent on the overall long-term prognosis of the tooth being restored, the way your teeth bite together in addition to your diet and oral hygiene. Depending on the aforementioned factors a composite restoration could last 5-7 years.
Healthy teeth and gums begin with good oral hygiene habits and regular visits to the dentist. If you suspect you have a cavity, contact us on 01892 522 297 or book your appointment online today.< Back to Treatments
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Tuesday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
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