Tooth-Coloured Fillings Cheltenham
Dental fillings repair damage caused by tooth decay or fracture. It restores the natural appearance of a decayed or previously filled tooth.
Today, dental fillings are tooth-coloured, which blend very well to the tooth enamel and are able to bond to the remaining tooth structure.
Tooth-coloured fillings provide durability and resistance to fracture in fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant pressure of chewing.
They can be used on the front or back teeth. They are a good choice for patients who prefer their fillings to look more natural.
Benefits of Tooth-Coloured Fillings
Aesthetics — the colour of the composite fillings can be matched to the colour of natural teeth. They are particularly suited for use in front teeth or other visible parts of teeth.
Bonding to tooth structure — composite fillings bond to the tooth structure, providing further support.
Versatility — in addition to using it as a filling material for tooth decay, composite fillings can also be used to fix chipped, broken, or worn teeth.
Tooth-sparing preparation — there are times less tooth structure needs to be removed compared with silver amalgam fillings when removing decay and preparing for the filling.
Tooth Filling Procedure
Before any filling procedure, your Cheltenham dentist will discuss your options to determine which filling type would be best suited.
At your dental visit, a local anaesthetic will be administered in the area to numb the tooth and surrounding tissues. The decayed parts will then be removed, usually using a dental drill.
Once the strong tooth structure remains, the cavity is disinfected and dried before filling material is placed. Your Cheltenham dentist will shape and cure the filling to harden it before checking your bite and ensuring it is comfortable.
After the Filling Procedure
We recommended not eating or drinking for 2–3 hours after a filling procedure due to the local anaesthetic.
Once the local anaesthetic has worn off, you may experience some sensitivity in the area for a few days.
For some people, it can take a couple of weeks for the filling to settle down.
If you experience any pain or if the filling does not feel right, please see your dentist as soon as possible.
Tooth-Coloured Fillings in Cheltenham
You no longer have to be self-conscious in showing your smile with traditional gold and silver amalgam fillings.
Now, you can smile with confidence and show off your perfectly blended tooth-coloured fillings.
Request an appointment with your Cheltenham dentist today!
We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do tooth-coloured fillings look natural?
Are tooth-coloured fillings safe?
How long does a tooth filling last?
Fillings are placed under constant pressure and movement from eating or even grinding, and this can cause fillings to wear and tear away faster.