Dental Fillings Leeds

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What Are White Fillings?

Composite or "white" fillings, are a popular dental restoration option in the UK. They are made from a tooth-coloured composite resin material that closely matches the natural colour of the teeth, providing a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings.

White fillings are used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. The procedure involves removing the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth, cleaning the area, and then filling it with the composite resin material. White fillings bond directly to the tooth, helping to strengthen its structure while restoring its appearance.


White Composite Fillings Procedure

Composite (white) fillings are a common dental procedure used to repair teeth affected by decay or damage. The procedure typically begins with your dentist at VICI Dental numbing the area around the tooth with local anaesthesia to ensure patient comfort. Next, the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth is removed, and the area is thoroughly cleaned. The composite resin material, matched to the tooth's colour, is then applied in layers and cured with a special light. After shaping and polishing the filling, it blends seamlessly with the natural tooth, providing both strength and a natural aesthetic. The entire process can be completed in a single appointment with your dentist at VICI Dental.


Composite Fillings

Composite dental fillings are made from two different materials, The filling is a combination of resin and plastic. The filling is mixed as a paste, which is put into the cavity, where the composite paste hardens and looks like natural enamel.

Ceramic Fillings

Ceramic fillings are made from medical-grade porcelain. Ceramic dental fillings, just like composite resin, can look very much like natural enamel. The filling can be shaded to match the colour of your teeth. Not only that, this type of filling is highly resistant to staining.

Gold Dental Fillings

Gold dental fillings were quite popular in the past. In modern times, though, these fillings have become far less popular.

Silver Amalgam Fillings

Silver amalgam dental fillings are made from a mixture of metals and minerals. The composition of silver amalgam fillings are predominantly mercury based and then a mixture of different metals such as silver, zinc, copper, and tin.


When Is A Dental Filling Required?

Dental Fillings FAQs

Modern composite (white) fillings are highly durable and can withstand normal chewing forces. They are also more aesthetically pleasing and bond directly to the tooth, providing additional support.

The lifespan of a dental filling depends on various factors, including the type of filling material used, the size and location of the filling, and the patient’s oral hygiene habits. Generally, fillings can last for many years with proper care and maintenance.

Dental fillings are typically performed under local anaesthesia to ensure patient comfort. While some discomfort or sensitivity may be experienced after the procedure, it is usually minimal and can be managed with pain medication.

The duration of the dental filling procedure varies depending on the size and location of the filling, as well as other factors. In most cases, the procedure can be completed in a single appointment with your dentist at VICI Dental.



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