How your dentist can improve the appearance of filled teeth

At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, we offer a number of ways to improve the appearance of teeth that contain fillings. Gone are the days when having a filled tooth had to mean obvious metal amalgam; there are now a number of methods to fill teeth without an unsightly glint of metal.
white-fillingsOnce upon a time white filling material was considered less strong than metal amalgam. Thanks to advances in techniques and technology, the material used for white fillings is now considered almost as strong as its metal counterpart. What’s more, there are also a number of other options available at our Weybridge dental practice should your tooth require extra strength.
Metal filling replacements from your Weybridgedentist
If you have old, worn metal fillings that are preventing you from smiling, come to see dentist Danny. He will examine your teeth and will then recommend the best way to replace your amalgam fillings.
White fillings
In many cases, the best option is simply to remove old metal amalgam fillings and replace them with white composite ones. Whilst they are referred to as “white” fillings, this is a bit of a misnomer as your dentist will carefully select a shade of composite material that closely matches the natural colour of your teeth, ensuring that they blend seamlessly into your smile.
Your dentist will first remove your old filling, along with any additional areas of decay. He will then carefully shape white composite material to fill the cavity. This material hardens quickly once in place, and is designed to be durable and strong.
Other options
Sometimes, your dentist will find that your tooth needs extra strength to restore full functionality as well as aesthetic appeal. In that case, a tooth-coloured porcelain crown, inlay, or onlay may be recommended.