White fillings Lichfield tooth coloured filling in Staffordshire
No more metal fillings...We restore the strength and beauty of teeth.
Tooth decay weakens teeth. Metal fillings just fill the holes in teeth… they do nothing else. One of the main problems we face in dentistry is teeth breaking after they have been filled.
Tooth coloured restorations (Composites) have two main attributes, they look natural and they are glued to the tooth itself. This means that when we place a tooth coloured restoration we are bonding the tooth together again, making the tooth last longer than any metal filling could.
Teeth are invariably weakened when tooth decay is removed by drilling. Sadly this cannot be avoided although we can ensure that we only remove the minimum amount of tooth necessary and we strengthen teeth by using all the techniques at our disposal.
Amalgams, those silver/black metal fillings that are still commonly placed, do not strengthen teeth at all. The purpose of the amalgam is to produce a smooth surface that can be cleaned more easily than a hole at a cheap cost. The downside is that portions of the teeth will fracture away leaving a larger hole in the tooth, and thus a bigger problem. If this carries on you can eventually end up losing the tooth.
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