Are you experiencing tooth ache? It is reasonable to suspect that you may have a cavity or decay, and it better to have it checked by your dentist before it leads to a bigger issue such as root canal treatment or tooth loss.
Our fillings are done by removing the decay from your teeth and filling the cavity with a composite material that is colour matched to your own teeth. This allows the composite fillings to blend and bond with the enamel, preventing more damage and preserving your teeth.
Composite fillings are also placed if you have a chipped or broken tooth.
The majority of people will require a tooth filling at some point in their lifetime. A filling is usually placed following injury, trauma, poor oral hygiene (which will lead to decay, cavities and tooth erosion) or general wear and tear that comes with age.
Composite fillings are one of the many long lasting and safe treatments we offer at Holford Partners Curaden. They are the new alternative to the formerly popular metal (amalgam) fillings that are unsightly.
What are composite fillings?
Composite fillings provide the same function as traditional fillings such as repairing cavities, cracks, fissure and decay in your natural teeth. Before placing the composite filling material your dentist will remove the decay and caries that are present.
Composite fillings differ from standard fillings in that they are shade matched to the colour of your natural teeth. The can sometimes be known as white fillings, cosmetic fillings. resin fillings and tooth-coloured fillings.
What are the different types of fillings?
Dental fillings come in a variety of different materials to protect and prevent any further damage or decay to your teeth. Your dentist will advise the best option and plan accordingly to ensure you are happy with the results.
Here are the main types of material used to fill a cavity or rebuild a tooth:
Composite fillings are the most popular options to repair teeth due to their longevity and cosmetic advantages (being completely invisible to the naked eye by matching the shade of the composite to the same colour as your natural tooth).
The Longevity of Composite Fillings
Composite fillings are specifically designed to withstand the same pressure and stress we apply to our natural teeth on a daily occurrence however like most things, they are not a lifelong solution. In the case that your filling falls out, becomes loose or damaged then it can be easily replaced. Should this happen, please contact us so we can ensure your dentist repairs your tooth before anything more serious happens to your tooth.
The most common reasons as to why you may require a composite filling are:
– Teeth that have been damaged through injury, trauma or an accident
– Worn teeth from grinding (bruxism)
– Teeth that have been damaged by decay
Composite Fillings vs Amalgam Fillings
Amalgam fillings are made from a variety of metals including silver, tin, zinc, copper and mercury. Composite fillings are resin-based. Over the last 100 years or so amalgam fillings were the popular treatment option to restore teeth that required tooth fillings. Although, since composite fillings were introduced to be a more discrete and cosmetic treatment they have become the new favourite. The type of filling you have will depend upon your budget, personal preferences and advice from your dentist.
Do I need a composite filling?
If you are experiencing sensitivity whilst eating or drinking, recently suffered trauma to you tooth or experiencing early signs of tooth decay then we would strongly recommend that you book an appointment with one of our highly skilled dentists. During the composite filling procedure your dentist will use a local anaesthetic to make the treatment comfortable and pain free. They will remove any decay before placing the tooth coloured material to restore you tooth back to it’s full function and alleviate any pain caused by decay.
When you come to Holford Partner’s Curaden, we will make sure that your composite filling treatment will be pain-free and 100% comfortable.
We use special techniques to treat your teeth in the most comfortable way that will protect your teeth from further damage using the best materials and technology. With our experts having decades of experience, you can be sure that you will have perfectly restored teeth worth smiling about.
Not all dentists use the same materials or have the same skill set. If you are looking to save money, getting a high quality service from Holford Curaden is your best choice.
Composite fillings that aren’t done correctly will result in them needing to be replaced sooner than expected so you’ll end up having to pay more money than you have to. Longer-lasting means that you’ll save more, and that’s what we offer you, using the best materials and top-notch expertise.
If you need this treatment, we are your best choice.
First impressions last, and your oral health will tell a lot about you.
Decay can cause bad breath and become a turn-off or at the very least make you feel insecure.
Let’s fix that for you the safest way there is, at Holford Partners Curaden.
If you want to keep your teeth for as long as possible, your best bet is to go to Holford Partners Curaden. We guarantee effective and long-lasting results, bringing your confidence to the next level.
You won’t be able to easily see if you have a problem that can be fixed by composite fillings if you do not visit the dentist.
Also, spotting problems as early as possible will save you money. The earlier you can remove decay, the less likely you will have complications.
When decay spreads, it can cost you a significant amount of money for interventions. Fix things while they are still small by spotting them as early as possible with the help of a dentist.
Our top expert dentists use only the best tools and for diagnosing your teeth. We will make sure that no problem is left unseen and that we will fix everything.
We use the latest technology in doing composite fillings. We only use the best materials which will last much longer than cheaper fillings offered at other clinics.
We guarantee long-lasting results with Holford Partners Curaden. Your teeth will look and feel rejuvenated everytime you smile.
Yes, they are significantly durable and will last for many years. However, like most dental restorations, composite fillings won’t last forever and will someday need replacing.
Commonly, composite fillings last for at least five years. However, there are a lot of instances when they can last up to ten years or more.
At Holford Partners Curaden, we guarantee results that exceed expectations.
Composite fillings are the best choice for decay and cavities because they offer the most discrete and natural finish. Your fillings will be unnoticeable and your teeth will look brand new.
Amalgam fillings last longer than composite but they compromise the beauty of your smile.
After a composite filling, you must avoid any chewing and refrain from hot beverages until the numbness from the anaesthetic has worn off. You might bite or burn yourself badly without feeling it.
You can return to regular eating and drinking habits once the numbness has gone.
You will have to clean it the way you clean the rest of your teeth. Brush twice a day, floss, use interdental brushes and gargle mouthwash.
Also, visit a professional dental hygienist at least twice a year and make sure you visit your dentist just as much to monitor your fillings and restorations.
Yes, we are able to place composite fillings on your front teeth. They are generally required when your teeth is chipped or has become damaged. In any case, your front tooth filling will be made to match your existing tooth colour and shape so people won’t even realise you even had an issue.
No, when having any filling treatment the procedure should be painless due to the local anaesthetic that is applied to numb your tooth and the area around it. What you may feel is the feeling of the filling being placed but no pain. This is a routine part of the procedure. If you do feel any discomfort during treatment please alert your dentist so they can provide assistance.
If an old composite filling falls out, then it is important to visit your dentist as soon as possible to get it replaced. This will ensure that your tooth is protected and prevent any further damage to your tooth.
Teeth whitening will not affect your fillings. The composite material can not be whitened as the material does not react to the whitening product. We however advise that you whiten your teeth by a professional dentist and not use products bought online. Visit our teeth whitening page for more information.
A full breakdown of your composite filling price can be found on our prices page.
A posterior filling is a filling that is placed on your back teeth. We use the same composite material as what is used for fillings on your front (anterior) teeth. Most front tooth fillings are composite fillings as they’re designed to match the colour of your natural teeth. Posterior fillings can still be amalgam (metal)-based to suit your preferences, requirements and budget.
Composite fillings are made from synthetic materials including ceramic and resin compounds.