The benefits of tooth coloured fillings and composite veneers
Patients living in our era are tremendously lucky to have materials that have been developed to look almost identical to tooth structure and colour. Tooth coloured fillings, also known as composite fillings, have replaced the metal fillings known as amalgam fillings. They are the latest technology for filling a tooth.
Besides being used to fill decayed, fractured or worn out teeth, tooth coloured fillings can also be used to conservatively (without removing tooth structure) enhance the aesthetics of front teeth to close gaps between them, change their shape, and in certain cases also change their colour (composite veneers).
Tooth coloured fillings have been used in front teeth for cosmetic reasons for many years. Recent improvements have made tooth coloured fillings more affordable and they are often used as an alternative to dental amalgam. However, tooth coloured fillings may not always be suitable. For example, this filling material may not be the best choice for a large filling in a back tooth.
What is the process?
At our practice, we will start by making sure you are as comfortable as possible for your filling and then giving you pain relief to numb the area and make sure you don’t feel anything.
Then, we’ll remove the decay using a drill and other tools. We clean and dry the cavity and then fill it to its original shape and appearance.
This process can usually be completed in one simple visit.
If you would like to come in for an obligation free consultation to discuss tooth coloured veneers, and any other dental needs, please contact us today.