When would you recommend a tooth-coloured filling?
If you would like your fillings to match the colour of your teeth then it is most likely a tooth-coloured filling will be your best option. We can even blend shades so they’ll precisely match your tooth colour.
- They look natural
- They are a quick and affordable way to correct dental flaws
- The procedure is entirely safe – it’s exactly the same as having silver fillings
- They bond to the teeth to prevent breakages
Why don’t tooth-coloured fillings last as long as amalgam fillings?
Amalgam fillings have always been considered more durable than tooth-coloured fillings because metal is generally a stronger, more robust material. However, the latest composite materials now mean that tooth-coloured fillings last longer than ever before. How long your tooth-coloured filling lasts will depend on its location within your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite. We can offer expert advice on all these issues.
What can happen to a filling after it’s fitted?
Fillings, regardless of colour, are not indestructible. They can fall out, crack or leak, especially if decay develops around them. The good news is that we can repair your fillings in all these cases.