Fillings are an extremely common treatment used to repair and treat a damaged tooth. Teeth can need to be filled as a result of dental decay or through other damage. At The Practice, we use white composite to fill in teeth. Composite is a tooth-coloured resin, a mixture of plastic and glass that blends in beautifully with your teeth.
They support the structure of a damaged tooth, helping to prevent further breakage or sensitivity, and can be placed in the front or back teeth.
- White fillings are colour-matched to your natural teeth and so blend in.
- Durable and long-lasting.
- As the composite is added directly to the tooth, none of the tooth needs to be removed before.
- The techniques used can also restore bite surfaces, light damange and cover discolouration.
- We first treat the area with a local anaesthetic and remove the decayed part of the tooth removed.
- A special gel is used to prepare the tooth and create a surface to which the composite will bond to.
- The tooth is washed and dried, then the composite is applied in layers and moulded to match the shape of the tooth.
- The resin is hardened with a special bright light and it is then polished.
Your filling may be resistant to decay, but the natural tooth is not. To prevent decay forming around the composite filling, it is important to brush at least twice a day and see your dentist for regular check-ups.