Tooth Coloured Fillings

There are various types of tooth-coloured fillings. Talk to your dentist about other options.

1. Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are also called plastic or white fillings. To place this filling, your dentist cleans all decay from the tooth and puts a glue (or bonding material) on the inside of the hole. Composite resin is put into the hole in thin layers. Each layer gets hard with the help of a special light that your dentist holds over the tooth. When the last layer of the filling is hard, your dentist shapes the filling so it looks and feels natural.

– AdvantagesComposite Fillings

  • These fillings will be the same colour as your natural teeth.
  • They dont need too much drilling of the tooth unlike amalgam fillings and hence are minimally invasive.
  • These cost less than gold or porcelain fillings.
  •  Direct fillings, so they can be done in one appointment, in most cases.

– Disadvantages

  • This kind of filling can break more easily than amalgam or gold fillings, and may not last as long.
  • Composite fillings cost more than amalgam fillings.
  • Recurrent decay is more of a problem than with amalgam fillings.

2. Glass Ionomer Materials

Glass ionomer materials are mainly used in teeth areas where you do not bite down hard. There have not been many studies about how long this kind of filling lasts. Newer forms of the filling may be stronger and last longer. Research is underway to evaluate the effectiveness of these materials.

– Advantages

  • These fillings could also be of the same colour as your natural teeth.
  • They release fluoride, which helps stop recurrent decay in the tooth. This could be a great advantage in people with high caries risk.
  • They do not have to be put in layer by layer unlike composite fillings; thus, they are simpler to put in than composite resins.
  • They are direct fillings and can be done in one appointment, in most cases.
  • They cost less than gold or porcelain fillings.

– Disadvantages

  • They are not as strong and will not last as long as other fillings.
  • They could cost more than amalgam fillings.

3. Porcelain Materials

Porcelain materials are the most common type of dental ceramic used by dentists. They are hard and brittle. Porcelain and metal can be combined to make a strong, tooth coloured crown.

Dental porcelain is made in a dental lab. Unless you have a bad tooth-grinding habit or some other problem, a combination of porcelain and metal can be used anywhere in the mouth.

– Advantages

  • Dental porcelain is the same colour as natural teeth.
  • These fillings last a long time.

– Disadvantages

  • Porcelain Fillings can break at narrow sections of a restoration as they are brittle in nature.
  • They are indirect fillings, so at least two appointments will be needed.
  • They cost more than most other types of fillings.

If you wish to consider tooth coloured fillings as your preferred dental restorations, please feel free to ask your dentist who will be happy to advise. To schedule an appointment, please email us or call us on 01642 308 764.

Additional Dental Treatments 

Other available treatments

Dental Checkups

Visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups is such an important part of your overall oral health. This is because prevention is key to prolonging the life of your teeth.

Find out more

Dentures

Dentures are an option to replace missing teeth. They are extremely important in retaining aesthetics and function when teeth are lost.

Find out more

Teeth Whitening

We understand that the colour of your teeth may be one of your primary concerns. This is why we offer whitening services to help address these concerns and improve the appearance of your smile.

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❇️ We can all do our bit to help relieve the pressure on A&E & NHS 111 during this challenging times❗️for our community.⁣⁣
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We have had to stop 🛑 all face to face consultations due to advice from the @britishdentalassociation However our dental teams are working remotely ☎️ 💻to advice patients regarding dental emergencies.⁣⁣
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🦠COVID19 PATIENT NOTICE🦠

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