How your dentist can improve your smile without major treatment

A dentist enjoys nothing more than seeing a patient who was previously shy about smiling improve their confidence and their happiness thanks to cosmetic treatment. At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, we offer a number of ways to boost your smile without the need for extensive treatment. Read on to find out what we could do for you. . .
dental-treatmentsReplacements for metal amalgam fillings
At our Weybridge dental practice we are proud to treat patients holistically, and do not use metal amalgam fillings. We can in many cases replace your old metal fillings with more aesthetically-pleasing alternatives. Because there are several ways in which we can replace metal fillings, your dentist will first conduct a thorough clinical examination before recommending the best option to suit your needs.
Composite fillings
Often referred to as “white” fillings, composite fillings are in fact made to match the natural colour of your teeth. Your dentist will select a colour of composite material that closely matches your teeth, so the filling will blend in with your mouth.
This material is very strong and durable, and is particularly well-suited to the front teeth.
Porcelain inlays and onlays
Inlays and onlays are made from porcelain, and are more durable than composite fillings. An inlay is placed into a prepared cavity on your tooth, whilst an onlay is placed on top of a tooth, and is a better option for very large cavities.
Onlays and inlays may be considered a half-step between fillings and crowns, enabling your dentist to add strength to a weakened tooth without the need for a full crown.
Your dentist can use a crown to restore strength, functionality, and aesthetic appeal to a tooth that has been weakened by extensive decay, root canal treatment, or a very big filling. Our Weybridge practice is metal free, so your crown will be porcelain or ceramic.