You would think that the reason behind people opting for white fillings in Kingston-upon-Thames is purely a cosmetic one. Well, that is true to a point for they do look amazingly natural in the mouth and the amalgam filling can look very old and ugly. But there are some countries that have banned the use of amalgam fillings altogether because of the lead content in them. However, white fillings don’t come without their own irritating little problems as a Surrey practice is quick to point out. For a start, they are generally classed as cosmetic, so it is not widely done on the NHS, although this is starting to change. They are also considered to have a shorter shelf life than amalgam because of how these contract within the tooth, hence annoyingly, they just fall out, although this is also down to their placement in the mouth as well and what forces are going through them. Annoyingly for those who have amalgam fillings, the dentist will advise strongly against having them replaced purely for cosmetic purposes. However, the materials used in white fillings are evolving and they are getting stronger, but there is no denying how much better they look in the mouth.
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In Kingston-upon-Thames right now, there is a huge drive by people to get the best out of there smile by opting for some wonderful cosmetic dentistry on offer around the town and there is something for everyone to jump aboard the vanity train. And why not? There is nothing like a beautiful, healthy smile to get you noticed and help you get ahead of the pack. This includes the way you have your teeth filled as well. Old grey, amalgam style filling are just not ‘in’ and they can tend to make people conscious of the way they smile or open their mouths, no, they would much prefer more natural looking white fillings. But this does come with a caution as more dentists would rather you replace the old ones only when they need to be. Still, considering you are paying for the luxury of better looking teeth, you can change them when you want to. They aren’t normally considered to be as durable as amalgam, being made generally from composite resins and glass particles- they can be fragile, fall out easier and are not that good at resisting the forces you put your teeth through on a daily basis. But the materials that they are made from are changing all the time and slowly are getting up to the levels of strength normally associated with amalgam. Before making your decision, you should chat to Mulberry dental care to get all the facts.
Whilst fillings have become a regular part of our dentist appointments we tend to think of them as the dark silver, mercury filled type which look obvious in our mouths. They stand out and are far from discreet. The more we have, the more noticeable they often become.
Mulberry Dental Care offer a unique technology using white fillings for patients living near Kingston-upon-Thames and adjacent areas. Your Mulberry dentist has a large array of different shades of white so that the filling can match your teeth colour. The closer to your natural teeth colour the more discreet the white filling will look. The white fillings do not contain mercury or any metals which many patients prefer.
White fillings can sometimes be a little more difficult to apply to the teeth, but on the bright side less of the tooth needs to be removed than traditional metal fillings.
A local anaesthetic is given to the area around the teeth being filled and any decay or problem areas will be removed from the teeth. An innovative light technology is used in the procedure to both prepare the tooth when the filling is added and also during the setting phase of the treatment. The filling are then shaped and set in place.
Other reasons to choose white fillings
Having briefly touched upon how discreet the white fillings are, you can perhaps put them into the same category as invisible braces. When you open your mouth people will not be met by a mouth full of metal but a mouth that looks whiter than white. No one will be able to count your fillings (apart from your dentist) and you won’t feel self-conscious when smiling or laughing. What’s better is that after your white filling treatment you are able to continue your life as normal. Magic!