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White or tooth coloured fillings

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White fillings and tooth coloured fillings

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White fillings and tooth coloured fillings

Are you putting up with the silvery-grey fillings in your mouth that are known as amalgam? These silver (or even black) fillings had been part of dentistry for the best part of 100 years and although pretty nasty looking, they were an effective way to restore teeth. Luckily, that is all behind us now though! White fillings , (or more correctly tooth coloured fillings) are often stronger than amalgam fillings and can be a good solution in many situations. Indeed, Principal of Regency House Dental Practice, Dr Chris Barley, stopped placing black or sliver amalgams in 2014.

What are white fillings?

White fillings are made from composite resins which are a plastic mixture filled with glass (silicon dioxide) and they have been around for more than 40 years. Advances have seen them get stronger and stronger and even surpass the strength of the old metal amalgams. The tooth coloured fillings come in a wide variety of shades which means that we can match them very effectively to your natural tooth colour. (Everyone’s tooth colour is slightly different and we use a shade matching guide to get as close as we possibly can to yours.)

White filling materials will also stick or ‘bond’ to your natural tooth structure which is one of the reasons for their great strength. It also means that we can drill less healthy tooth structure away than was necessary with metal fillings.

If you are putting up with unsightly silver, grey and black metal fillings then why not get in touch with us and see if we can help? All you need to do is to fill in the enquiry form at the top of the page and one of our team will be in touch and we can discuss your options.

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