Dental Fillings in OldburyDental fillings are an excellent way to protect your teeth, helping them to maintain their strength and durability, preventing further problems later on. There is a range of dental fillings you can have depending on your preference and needs.
Dental fillings are an excellent way to protect your teeth, helping them to maintain their strength and durability, preventing further problems later on. There is a range of dental fillings you can have depending on your preference and needs.
Depending on the individual, there are different reasons why you may need a tooth filling. The main reason tends to be a cavity in your tooth. Dental fillings are commonly needed for cavities which are usually holes formed in our teeth caused by too much sugar consumption. This is why our diets are very important. Lack of good dental maintenance can cause holes and chips to occur in our teeth. Cavities can get bigger over time so the sooner they are treated and filled the less likely you are to have problems later. Initially, It’s important for your dentist to determine the cause of the cavity in your tooth; so we can reduce the chances of them occurring again in the future; and then to fill the cavity with a filling.
Generally, before filling any cavities are treated, your dentist will numb the area to ensure there is no discomfort. The decay will then be thoroughly cleaned out and a filling placed. If dental cavities are not spotted and treated quickly, it can cause problems such as toothache and tooth sensitivity. Infections may also occur leading to more extensive treatments further down the line such as a root canal.
Here at Oldbury Smile Spa we recommend regular check ups and hygiene visits to ensure your teeth & gums are healthy and any issues can be detected early and treated.
Dental Fillings Types
Amalgam fillings – These older types of traditional silver coloured fillings are made from a combination of metals including silver, tin and copper. Amalgam is very hard wearing, so it’s ideal for fillings in your back teeth. Amalgam fillings can last for 20 to 40 years, as long you take good care of your teeth.
What are Composite Filling
Composite fillings are often referred to as white or tooth coloured fillings, and are a great option for any fillings that will be clearly visible or if you simply do not wish to have amalgam/silver fillings in your mouth. Composite fillings are made from synthetic resins that your dentist can colour match to your teeth so they look natural, then mould the material to the exact shape of your teeth. Composite fillings are more popular as it is a discreet solution and far more aesthetically pleasing for patients.
Dental Filling Replacement
Some of our patients may have an older amalgam filling which can be larger and visible depending on the size of the filling. If you feel as though your darker amalgam filling is affecting your confidence we can replace this for you. Composite fillings can match the colour of your teeth which means you can talk and smile with confidence.
Here at Oldbury Smile Spa we have the latest and best materials with a range of translucencies to match a variety of tooth shades. Our replacement fillings will match the natural appearance of your teeth. If you require a new filling or replacement filling contact us. We are based in Oldbury but get clients from all over the West Midlands within areas such as Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Stourbridge and Kidderminster. Our excellent reviews are a great testimony to our service.
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