The team at Lillybrook Dental can help
The need for a dental filling can be easily overlooked by patients until a small issue becomes a more costly problem to repair. Before acting, many people accept discomfort when brushing or painful sensitivity when drinking hot or cold liquids. These are signs it’s time to speak with your dentist and gain a better understanding of what you might need.
While tooth fillings address cavities, they can also be preventive, halting decay and damage before they advance further. A dental filling can also relieve the pain associated with decay.
If tooth decay or damage has progressed too far for a white filling – when the damage has reached the nerve – it may be necessary for you to have root canal treatment and potentially, a crown.
Silver vs. white fillings: what’s the difference?
Lillybrook Dental only uses the highest quality composite filling material available for all white fillings. Unlike silver (metal) fillings, white tooth fillings:
- Blend more naturally with other teeth because they are made from biocompatible materials which resemble the colour of teeth
- Help support tooth structure by bonding to the tooth, which reduces the likelihood of breakage and the impacts of variations in temperature.
If you have questions or concerns about white fillings and their suitability for your needs, just ask when you visit us.