Are you looking for an aesthetically pleasing alternative to amalgam fillings or are you keen to replace old fillings with discreet, tooth-coloured restorations? If so, did you know that we provide natural looking, harmless fillings in the heart of Liverpool. Now, everyone can have amalgam-free fillings, so call us today if you need new or replacement fillings!
About amalgam-free fillings
Tooth-coloured fillings are also known as invisible or white fillings. In the past, mercury amalgam was used to fill cavities in the teeth, but today, we prefer to use tooth-coloured materials, which are completely safe and better for the environment. If you have old amalgam fillings or you need a new filling, we can offer white fillings that are indistinguishable when you smile.
White fillings are made from resins and dental composite. Composite is available in a range of tooth-coloured shades and your dentist will select the closest match to your natural tooth colour to make sure that the filling looks as natural as possible. Once the filling has been placed, you shouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the filling and the rest of the tooth.
What happens when you have a filling?
If you have a cavity, a hole, in your tooth, your dentist may recommend having a filling. Fillings help to strengthen the teeth and they also reduce the risk of bacteria spreading. Before the cavity is filled with dental composite, the tooth will be cleaned thoroughly and bonding agent will be applied to facilitate adhesion. The filling material will then be placed inside the cavity and shaped to fit the hole perfectly. Your dentist will then shine a light onto the composite, setting it firm. When the filling is hard, your dentist will make any final adjustments and you’ll be able to head home with a healthy tooth. Fillings are placed under local anaesthetic, so you won’t feel any pain at all.
If you’d like to learn more about white fillings, call us today and book an appointment.