Our Epsom dentist looks at replacing amalgam fillings with natural looking ones.
Cosmetic dentists play a leading role in helping patients achieve a nicer smile. Whilst good oral home care is essential, some factors, such as crooked or ageing teeth, are beyond the scope of this to a large degree, and need professional dental care to correct them and provide nicer looking teeth for the patient.
Even when teeth have been whitened and straightened though, many patients still have dark coloured fillings, often on the rear teeth where most chewing and grinding takes places. Whilst this is not generally noticeable during conversation, when someone laughs or yawns, it can often reveal the darker fillings that they have.
White teeth fillings
At The Clock Tower Dental Clinic, we have a solution to this problem in the form of natural looking white dental fillings. Whilst there have been some concerns, in the past, about the strength of cosmetic fillings, advances now mean that they are approaching the strength of amalgam fillings in all but the largest cavities. Where a cavity is too large, inlays or onlays may be used for a more natural appearance.
Whereas amalgam fillings are made from a combination of metals, including mercury derivatives; white teeth fillings are created using a combination of resin and glass particles and can be made to match the colour of the remaining natural tooth.
Naturally, to have cosmetic fillings as a replacement, it is necessary to remove the old amalgam filling. If you are looking for a dentist who can offer safe amalgam removal in Surrey, our Epsom dental team are highly skilled and experienced and we’ll be pleased to discuss this procedure with you.
Whiter and more confident
By replacing your amalgam with white fillings, and perhaps a complementary teeth whitening treatment, we can quickly help you on the route to a brighter, more confident smile. When you laugh, you will have no fear of revealing unappealing dark coloured rear teeth, instead showing what appear to a casual observer as healthy natural teeth. Don’t forget too, that we able to straighten crooked teeth using modern, discreet braces, to complete comprehensive smilemakeovers.
If you would like to improve your smile, or have any concerns about your amalgam fillings, please call the Clock Tower Dental Clinic of Epsom on 01372 720136 to arrange an appointment with our popular dental team.