Tooth Coloured Fillings

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Latest announcement by the government in the news that dentist can open on the 8th June 2020.

Throughout the pandemic, we have been clear that our first priority is the wellbeing of our patients and staff and this continues to be the case. As a result, the practice will only be reopening once we are satisfied that we have all of the necessary processes and personal protective equipment in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

Dentists were not given any notice of our reopening date and the information was only received via the daily briefing.  We are working around the clock to get protocols and procedures in place based on the latest guidance made available.

We will contact patient via email with more information about when the practice will reopen and will also be updating the website. In the meantime, please do not attempt to make a new appointment or attend the practice in person for any reason unless you are asked to do so. If you need advice, or if you are in need of urgent dental treatment, you should continue to call the practice and leave a voicemail. One of the dentists will return your call and be able to help.

We are determined to support patients who need care as quickly as possible and will be opening the practice to provide further treatments as soon as we are safely able to do so. We will keep you fully informed throughout this process

Tips to help manage dental problems until you can see a dentist:

Click on the following link Managing Toothache at Home (pdf document)

 

The filling of choice for us is the white (composite) filling. White fillings are fillings for teeth that look natural and discreet. Given the opportunity to make a fully informed choice, our experience is that the vast majority of today’s dental patients will choose tooth coloured fillings.


Since they bond to the tooth, tooth-coloured fillings restore more of the original strength of the tooth. Silver weakens the teeth, making them more susceptible of breaking.

Tooth coloured fillings restore the natural appearance of the tooth and are mercury free as mercury is viewed by some as being toxic.

Tooth coloured fillings require less removal of tooth structure, especially with new cavities, as the size of the hole made for the filling can be dramatically smaller with tooth coloured fillings.

In some cases where a large filling is needed a porcelain filling maybe required instead. This is known as an inlay. When the outside of the tooth is damaged a crown maybe required. We always inform you of all your options, and ensure the best long-term option is explained.