Many people have fillings of one sort or another but today, because we are much more conscious of our smile, we can choose a natural-looking alternative – the composite or tooth-coloured filling.
In the past, fillings were always made out of silver-coloured amalgam. This material works well and represents a durable and long-lasting option, but it has big disadvantages – it doesn’t resemble your natural teeth and can look unsightly.
For the vast majority of our fillings, we use a strong composite resin that allows us to provide long-lasting, beautiful, natural-looking fillings that won’t spoil your smile. The tooth-coloured fillings at Carillon Dental Care will be matched with your teeth, allowing you to smile and laugh with greater confidence.
Composite fillings are more difficult to place than silver fillings and because they are considered to be a cosmetic treatment, they are not always available on the NHS.
Under the NHS we provide white fillings on front teeth and silver fillings on back teeth.
You can if you would like to, you can speak to your dentist and they will discuss the charges as they will differ depending in the amount of surfaces the filling covers on the tooth.
Yes, but it should improve after a few days. If it doesn’t, then you can come back and see your dentist to further assess the tooth.
Yes, this is usually fine to do. You would need to be assessed fully by a dentist to discuss this.
This is normal to begin with as it will feel odd in your mouth as it’s new to you. However, if your mouth does not adjust and it doesn’t get better, you can come back and see your dentist for adjustments to be made.