What are composite fillings?
Over time, your teeth can become effected by decay, cracks, chips or fractures. Composite fillings are a natural looking, tooth coloured filling that is used to repair the effected teeth, restoring your beautiful smile and giving you an instant confidence boost.
Although often referred to as ‘white fillings’, composite fillings are in fact matched closely to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. They’re a particularly popular option if your filling is visible when you talk, laugh or smile.
Composite fillings are made from powdered glass and plastic, providing you with brilliant durability and resistance to further fractures. They can be used on either the front or back teeth, making them an excellent choice no matter the location of your effected teeth.
What are composite filling treatments used for?
Composite fillings are one of the most extensively used filling types available, due to their durable nature and natural colouring. They can be used to help treat a wide range of dental concerns such as:
- Decayed teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Worn teeth
- Broken teeth
- Closing gaps between two teeth
- Tooth erosion
Composite fillings require very little removal of the existing healthy tooth structure, ensuring you retain as much of your natural tooth as possible.
The Composite Fillings Process Explained
Consultation appointments generally last around 15 minutes.
Examination appointments typically last around 30-40 minutes.
The area around your effected teeth will be numbed, and our expert dentist will remove any decay or additional tooth surface if needed. The tooth will then be thoroughly cleaned and prepared before the filling is placed.
The filling will be places, shaped and polished to perfection, ensuring it blends perfectly with your existing teeth for a natural smile and restoring your tooths shape and durability.
Your dentist will provide you with full aftercare instructions for how best to look after your composite fillings to ensure maximum longevity.
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