at Causeway Dental
White fillings are now the norm in modern dentistry. There is no need to use mercury containing filling material which at the very least can look unsightly but which for some individuals can cause a range of health problems.
Whether its a new filling or replacing an old grey metal one, whether its in a younger or older patient we can create beautiful, natural looking teeth which will be strong for many years.
As dental materials have advanced the lifespan of small to medium sized white fillings can be just as good as any other material. For larger cavities your dentist will recommend ceramic or porcelain for the dental laboratory or from our Cerec system.
Ask our dentists for white fillings and see how natural your teeth can look.
Tooth coloured fillings
The effects of local anaesthetic should last for 3-4 hours. To avoid damage to your cheeks, tongue and lips avoid chewing and hot drinks until the numbness has worn off.
It is normal to experience some sensitivity to heat, cold and pressure following this treatment. You may also have some soreness in your gums for a few days. Rinsing your mouth with warm salty mouthwash will alleviate any discomfort. Using Sensodyne Toothpaste™ may also help.
White fillings and porcelain inlays set completely immediately after they are placed, so as soon as any numbness wears off you can eat normally.
If your bite feels uneven or if you have any concerns about your new filling please give us a call at the practice.