Composite Fillings in Forest Hill & Dulwich
Most people have fillings since nowadays we are more concerned with our smiles. We can choose a natural-looking alternative like composite or tooth-coloured filling.
Many patients don’t realise they need fillings, which is another reason why regular check-ups are essential.
You need fillings when decay causes cavities or holes in your teeth.
White fillings are used in the front or the rear of the mouth. They are the ideal, natural-looking way to bring back strength & functionality to your damaged teeth. Our forest hill dentist can build up cracked or chipped teeth with white fillings to restore each tooth to its natural appearance. We can use it to close gaps and reshape uneven or short teeth.
White fillings offer a quick and affordable way to correct a variety of dental situations such as:
- Cracks in your teeth
- Chips to your teeth
- Closing gaps between your teeth
- Reshaping of short and uneven teeth
- Tooth decay
- Replacement of metal or amalgam fillings
If left untreated, bacteria can get into the tooth and cause you painful infection and disease.
It often leads to tooth loss. It is so essential to deal with any dental problems quickly to prevent them from becoming more serious.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why should I consider composite fillings?
Most people prefer tooth-coloured fillings because they look natural, and other people can’t see them when you laugh. Composite fillings are usually called “white fillings.” Still, we use a range of different shades to match the natural colour of your teeth.
Can I replace my existing amalgam fillings with composite fillings?
Yes, you can, though we generally recommend that fillings of any kind are replaced only when clinically necessary. For example, where decay occurs beneath or around an existing filling or the filling breaks. Sometimes when the existing fillings are extensive, composite fillings may not be an option; instead, you may require a porcelain inlay.
How long do composite fillings last?
96% of the composite fillings we place at this practice on front teeth last more than five years. We are highly confident of the quality of our composite fillings.