Tooth Coloured Fillings
Dental practice at 40 Harley Street, Central London
At 40 Harley Street, we only use tooth-coloured fillings (composite fillings) as they are more aesthetically pleasing and are better for dental health than metal fillings. By using the latest materials and advanced techniques, our experienced dentists create functional restorations that are virtually indistinguishable from the filled tooth and neighbouring teeth. Composite fillings have numerous benefits including:
- They restore the natural appearance of the tooth and are mercury free.
- Composite fillings bond to the natural tooth which enables them to restore more of its original strength.
- They require less removal of tooth structure, especially with new cavities, as the size of the access cavity made for the filling can be dramatically smaller.
- Composite fillings do not expand and contract due to changes of the mouth’s temperature (as metal fillings do). This helps to protect your teeth from cracks and fracture.
If you need a very large filling, a porcelain inlay may be required. A temporary filling is placed while the inlay is constructed in the laboratory. When the inlay is ready, it is cemented in place.