At Leigh Dental Centre, dentist in Leigh on Sea, Southend, we ensure that all restorations blend seamlessly with your smile, ensuring you have confidence when you talk, laugh and smile.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. The dentist will remove the decayed material and will fill the cavity using layers of the composite material, providing a close seal to prevent further decay. Once the process is complete the dentist will shape the filling, so it matches the contour of your tooth and ensure that it fits within your bite. The filling will then be polished to prevent staining.
Tooth coloured fillings, also known as composite fillings, are an aesthetically pleasing and effective way to restore your teeth. They are made of a mixture of glass particles, synthetic resin and a setting ingredient. Over the past few years there have been great advances in dental materials and this means that it is now possible to restore nearly any tooth in your mouth.
- White – once in your mouth, the fillings will blend seamlessly with your teeth.
- Immediately strong – tooth coloured fillings are light cured and this means that you will be able to eat and drink as normal as soon as the anaesthetic wears off.
- Strengthen teeth – a tooth coloured filling requires very little of the tooth structure to be removed, preserving your natural tooth. A tooth coloured filling is also bonded to your tooth and this means that it can help to offer additional stability for a tooth weakened by decay or damage.