Treatment

White Fillings

Do you feel self-consious about noticeable silver fillings?

Shipway Dental offers tooth coloured fillings to improve your smile.

Tooth coloured materials are now used routinely for filling teeth, in preference to the older and more commonly used silver metal filling material.

The use of these composite materials which we can reliably bond to the tooth means that we can provide a very hard wearing and highly attractive final result to improve the look of your smile and allow you to laugh with confidence.

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Benefits of White Fillings

White fillings are also known as ‘composite-bonded fillings’.

We can use these to replace metal fillings and also correct problems such as:

Closing gaps between teeth
To repair unsightly, old or broken fillings
To replace mercury and amalgam fillings
To mend cracks
Tooth sensitivity
Reshaping short or uneven teeth
Tooth decay and filling cavities
Toothache

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental fillings are a common restorative treatment used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay, cracks, or other issues. They are materials that are used to fill in the cavities left behind after the removal of decayed or damaged tooth material, helping to restore the shape, function, and strength of the tooth and thus preventing further damage to the tooth.
The lifespan of a dental filling depends on various factors, such as the type of filling material used, the size of the filling, the location of the filling, and the individual’s oral hygiene habits. On average, fillings can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years.

In general, amalgam fillings can last up to 15 years, while composite resin fillings may last between 5 and 10 years.

The process of receiving a dental filling is typically not painful, as the dentist will numb the area with local anaesthesia before beginning the procedure. Some patients may experience slight discomfort or sensitivity after the filling, but this is usually temporary.
The time required to get a filling depends on the size and location of the cavity. On average, the procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
Where a natural appearance is desired, composite white fillings are a good option as these fillings are matched to be the same colour as your teeth.

However, composites may not be the ideal material for large fillings as they may chip or wear over time.

Composite white fillings can also become stained from tea, coffee, wine or tobacco, and do not last as long as other types of fillings. They generally last from three to 10 years.

After receiving a dental filling, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly and avoiding foods that are hard, sticky, or chewy. Additionally, patients should avoid chewing on the filling for at least 24 hours after the procedure to allow it to set properly.

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