Dental Fillings in York
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Dental fillings are restorations which are used to fill cavities to support the tooth and avert further damage or infection. White Fillings are very popular restorative treatment.In the past, mercury amalgam fillings were used, but white fillings have become much more popular as they provide excellent aesthetics.
Why choose white fillings over silver, amalgam fillings? Many patients prefer to have white fillings, rather than metal fillings, because they can blend in with the colour of the natural tooth. We use the finest materials to create durable, hard-wearing fillings, which provide both strength and style. The filling, which once crafted, may be indistinguishable from the rest of the tooth and can help secure the tooth to reduce the risk of further decay or damage. Cavities and gum diseases are formed as a result of bacteria penetrating the tooth enamel; once a cavity forms, the infection can spread and might also develop into gum disease. A filling helps to prevent the spread of infection and keep the tooth strong and healthy.
Having white fillings is fairly straight-forward procedure; before the filling material is applied into the cavity, the tooth is prepared thoroughly and decayed tissue is taken from the cavity. Once the cavity is completely clean, the cavity is etched and bonding material applied. The correct shade of white filling material is then placed into the cavity and set firm using an intensive light source. Once the filling has set, we make any necessary final adjustments to ensure a perfect finish.
For more information on white fillings, or for a FREE consultation please contact the York team today on 01904 623687 or request an appointment from this link.