Despite advances in dental hygiene and dental care, tooth decay remains a problem for so many people. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to more serious dental health problems in the future.
Whats involved in filling a tooth?
Our dentists in Cheltenham are experts in preventative measures ensuring our patients long term dental health. We'll ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible. First, the dentist will numb the area around the tooth with a local anaesthetic to make sure you don't feel any pain or discomfort. Next, we remove the decayed area in preparation for the dental filling material to be applied.
Once the decay has been removed and the cavity is clean of bacteria and debris the filling can be applied. Generally, after the filling is in, Our dentist will finish and polish it.
Several dental filling materials are available, the location and extent of the decay, cost of filling material, and our dentist's recommendation assist in determining the type of filling that will best address your needs.
White Filling - Composite (tooth coloured)
White Filling - Ceramic (tooth coloured)
White Dental Fillings
White, composite fillings are made from a mix of acrylic resin and powdered glass in order to match the colour of the existing teeth.
This allows the filling to merge perfectly with your teeth, especially in a more obvious location towards the front of the mouth. White fillings on the front teeth are barely noticeable. The aesthetic appeal makes white fillings a go-to choice for many of our patients at Regency House Dental.