Are you feeling self-conscious about your mouth of metallic fillings? Or perhaps you are considering the various dental options available and you’re feeling worried about the cosmetic appearance of how your teeth will look after treatment.
You want your cavities to be filled, but you don’t want to feel embarrassed by your fillings and constantly hiding your teeth when you talk, or avoiding smiling in social situations. Before committing, you will want to weigh up the various options involved with this dental treatment.
There have been many advances in the field of fillings. Traditional dental fillings which are made with amalgam –a metallic filling which acts as a dental restorative material to fill cavities, are still a popular choice. The amalgam is made up of a combination of metals such as silver, mercury, tin and copper. The benefits of this are that the amalgam is less costly and is still commonly used in fillings today as it is easy to apply, whilst also being strong and durable. However, this option can be unsuitable for a number of reasons, for example if you’re pregnant, whilst some dentists have also raised health concerns because of its use of mercury.
Asides from this– amalgam fillings can make teeth look black, stain the surface of teeth and in extreme cases have also been known to corrode and even leak into the patient’s mouth. All of which can lead to an unpleasant experience.
Here at Woodborough House dental practice, we offer the choice of amalgam-free white fillings which can blend with the colour of your natural teeth. They are ‘white fillings’ and are made of advanced components which incorporate nanotechnology and fluoride-releasing materials.
This is an increasingly popular option, not only because of its dental health properties which are released over a period of time, but also because it looks more aesthetically pleasing as they are virtually unnoticeable on the teeth.
If you are having your amalgam fillings removed, you can also feel rest assured that our amalgam removal and disposal service works to the strictest protocol for both patients and staff, as we follow rules which are established by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.
If amalgam-free white fillings sound of interest to you, why not give us a call on 0118 984 3108 to find out more. One of our qualified team members will be more than happy to help.