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White Fillings

For a beautiful and healthy smile, you need strong and very functional teeth. But what if your teeth have been decayed or broken? You may feel that smiling better can no longer be possible, but that’s not true. The good news is that dental fillings or white fillings have been designed to rejuvenate decayed teeth by bringing back its strength, structure and functionality.

What are white fillings?

This is the least invasive teeth restoration technique. Fillings don’t have particular base material. All fillings use a common pliable material that is used to fill in an area of the teeth that doesn’t have any structure, probably as a result of treatment from decayed teeth.

With fillings, your occlusion becomes balanced, dental health is restored, and the risk of future dental problems is low. The side effects of white fillings are very uncommon, and there isn’t any associated recovery time.

But how do you know if your tooth needs a filling?

Some certain signs and symptoms show that you may need a tooth filling. If you experience any of the following, you should see your dentist:

  • Pain when eating
  • Food particles trapped inside or between teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity to cold, hot, or sweet foods and drinks

Discuss with your dentist should you notice any of this sign for possible dental checks and treatment.

At our practice, we will make you undergo a dental examination and radiograph to know if you need white fillings. Should the result turn out positive, we advise you to schedule an immediate appointment to keep away any infection that could destroy the nerves in your teeth. This implies that time is of the essence, and whatever needs to be done should be done as fast as possible.

What are the dental fillings available at Fulham Dental Centre?

As a practice that is fully committed to delivering only the best dental care to all our patients, we offer the following:

  • Traditional fillings. These are silver-coloured fillings produced from amalgam. When it comes to strength and durability, they are excellent.
  • White fillings. These are tooth-coloured composite resins that are adhered to the tooth to correct any damage caused by decay or broken teeth. One of the reasons, these fillings are popular is because they have aesthetic appeal since they match the natural colour of your existing teeth. Not only that, white fillings give direct support to teeth structures that are weak.

In addition to the two above, we offer ceramic fillings of tooth colour known as Inlays and Onlays. They work for cases where the patient has larger tooth cavities.

Inlays and Onlays have a natural appearance, and they are good at natural teeth preservation when compared to full dental crowns. You can see us if you want to know more about this great dental restoration.

What is the price for white fillings?

The cost of dental fillings comes down to:

  • The size of the fillings
  • The location of the fillings
  • And the shape of the fillings

If from our diagnosis, you need a filling, we will provide the cost of that and the treatment options for both dental fillings and traditional fillings.

Caring for white fillings

Taking care of your white fillings is simple. They can last from few to several years if given the correct maintenance. Reduce or completely stop the consumption of hard foods like nuts, candies, etc.

Regular brushing of your teeth at least two times a day will make fillings last long.

Two times a year, dental cleaning at our practise will also help.

Outlook

Some signs show if you may need white fillings for your teeth. Communicate anything you are experiencing with your dentist for a proper dental check-up.

White fillings are excellent at restoring the structure, strength, and function of your teeth.

Both metal amalgam fillings and white fillings are offered here at Fulham Dental Centre, including other dental restoration like Inlays and Onlays, dentures, and many more.

Need to see a dentist?

Now that you know what white fillings are and their benefits and application, if you are considering this treatment, you can book an appointment with us by calling 0207 385 6532 Our highly experienced dentists and Endodontists will help you with any dental issues you have. Call us today.

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