Today, we are all concerned by our appearance, especially when it comes to our teeth. The last thing most of us want is for people to see our unsightly silver fillings when we open our mouths.
If you’ve had a number of traditional silver fillings (also known as amalgam fillings) in the past, then you probably feel conscious when you talk or laugh in front of people.
Did you also know that healthy parts of the tooth must be destroyed to accommodate a silver filling, and they can discolour the rest of the tooth?
So, what’s the answer?
Tooth Coloured Fillings (White Fillings)
Tooth coloured fillings are cosmetic fillings made from a synthetic resin. They offer an excellent alternative to silver amalgam fillings, because they are carefully matched to the shade of your tooth.
They look, feel and act like your own natural teeth so you get...
What are the Benefits?
- They are virtually invisible when in place. They restore your teeth to their natural beauty and help you look your best
- Since these materials are bonded to teeth, they are strong, durable and require minimal removal of tooth structure
- The composite sets quickly so you will be able to eat / drink almost immediately after the treatment
- The fillings are highly durable and will last 5+ years.
Replacing a Silver Amalgam Filling - Case Study
This patient required the removal and replacement of a silver amalgam filling. Following a discussion on the choice of materials, the patient opted to have a tooth coloured (composite) filling. Once in-place, the filling is virtually invisible, restoring the tooth back to its original beauty.
For more information about Tooth Coloured (white) fillings, or to book an appointment, please call us on
0121 777 1537 or complete the enquiry form and we'll be delighted to help.