If you have old discoloured fillings we can assess your mouth to see if it is possible to remove these and replace them for a cosmetic tooth coloured filling. The material we use is called composite resin. They are made of a ceramic and plastic compound. Because resin mimics the appearance of natural teeth, these fillings blend right in. They are also known as “white fillings” or “tooth-coloured fillings.
The use of composite resin has many different applications in restorative dentistry from changing the colour and shape of your teeth to sealing over cracked parts of a tooth or simply filling a previously decayed hole in a tooth. It is an excellent material in terms of strength, wear resistance and cosmetic appearance and is becoming increasingly popular for these reasons. This type of treatment is seen to be 'minimally invasive', which means it is focussed on maintaining as much healthy tooth as possible, in most cases we will not have to remove any healthy tooth tissue at all.
Sometimes this treatment can even be done without injections but every case is individual and we will guide you on this at the appointment.