Our Leicester dentists are focused on preventative dentistry however, if you require a filling in your tooth, a cosmetic option would be to choose a white composite filling material that can be artistically matched to the shade of your surrounding natural teeth. This will allow you to smile and laugh with greater confidence without unsightly silver fillings being on show giving your teeth a more natural appearance overall.
White fillings at Glen Dental in Leicester can be used in numerous ways to brighten, whiten and improve your smile.
We are happy to replace silver amalgam or metal fillings with white ones but this is not always the best solution. Our ethical dentists will advise you about the best solutions on a tooth by tooth basis, ensuring that you receive the right treatment tailor made especially for you.
Tooth coloured fillings are hard wearing and can resist the biting and chewing forces in your mouth for a long period of time.
One option to improve the cosmetic look of your smile is to have your metal-coloured fillings replaced with tooth-coloured fillings that blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. This is a safe procedure that involves one of our dentists removing any decay from your tooth, taking out the old metal or amalgam filling and replacing it with a white filling expertly colour matched to your own tooth shade.
The new filling is made from a very hard, long lasting material that will withstand the forces of biting/chewing in your mouth. This will give you the confidence to smile without any silver or metal fillings being visible, giving your teeth a more natural appearance overall.
Our team at Glen Dental is highly skilled to deliver quality dentistry in a caring and relaxing environment. Call us today if you’re interested in giving your smile a whiter and more attractive makeover with white composite fillings.
Composite bonding is probably the most conservative of all cosmetic treatments offered by our Leicester dentists at Glen Dental. The treatment involves minimum alteration to your original tooth (sometimes none at all) and then bonding of a composite filling to alter the shape or length or a tooth. The results are seen immediately allowing us to significantly improve your smile very often in one dental visit. The
Composite bonding is an excellent way to help repair cracked, chipped and discoloured teeth. It can also be used to correct cosmetic problems and can close gaps between teeth and reshape misaligned teeth, to provide a straighter, more uniform smile. It can also be used to fine tune orthodontic treatments too.
You may need a filling for various reasons. Most often it is due to decay in a tooth or due to a broken tooth due to trauma or damage by biting into a hard food item or when biting onto a hard object. Excessive biting of fingernails or grinding of the teeth can also cause wear.
Composite fillings are usually resin-based and applied to a tooth in a mouldable form that can be moulded perfectly to your teeth to restore them. White fillings are popular because they can be carefully colour-matched to blend in, making it look more natural and life like without affecting your smile. Composite fillings can also be used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the colour of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth. Unlike amalgam fillings, a composite filling actually bonds to your tooth increasing its strength. Less removal of the tooth is required- although they may take slightly longer to place.
Previously, it was the case that although white fillings were better from a cosmetic perspective, they weren’t as strong as amalgam fillings. With advances in technology, the materials we use for white composite fillings are much stronger and comparable to silver amalgam. White fillings also tend to cause reduced sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks and do not corrode over time like amalgam fillings can. We would always discuss the life expectancy of a white filling with you before you proceed with any proposed treatment.
We may recommend that you wait until your amalgam fillings need replacing before replacing them with white fillings. It will depend on your individual case, so we’d always suggest that you come in to Glen Dental for a free initial consultation.
In some cases, an inlay/onlay or a crown/veneer may be a better way of repairing the appearance and function of a tooth. Again, it would depend on your individual case.
Glen Dental offers white fillings to patients from Oadby, Wigston, Kibworth, Fleckney, Great Glen, Evington, Thurnby, Stoneygate, Birstall, Bushby, Leicester, Market Harborough, and Oakham
"I would like to thank all the staff at Glen Dental Practice for the professional, friendly and courteous service they offered me today. This was definitely one of the most pleasant and pain free experiences I have enjoyed in a dental practice anywhere and I am absolutely delighted with my new ceramic crowns."
*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Glen Dental cannot guarantee specific results.