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Due to current pandemic situation, to reduce spread of COVID-19, we have taken guidance from the government and chief of dentistry to CLOSE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE & cancel all appointments up to Mid May 2020.

Currently we will provide Emergency Advice via email -Please email admin@broughtondental.com and we will contact you within 24 hours.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we feel it is our responsibility to protect you, our valued patients, our team and our families. We will review this daily and thank everyone for their co-operation.


TOOTH COLOURED FILLINGS

 Nowadays fillings are not only functional, but can also be natural looking (cosmetic). 


Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths. Many people don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile because they are more conscious about the way they look.

There is also a slight chance that some people may be sensitive (allergic) to the metals used in silver amalgam fillings. If this sensitivity is proven, it may be best to replace the amalgam fillings with another type of restoration/filling.


COMPARISON WITH AMALGAM FILLINGS

White fillings have in the past been considered less long lasting than silver amalgam fillings. But there are now new materials available with properties comparable to amalgam, and these are proving very successful.

The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly on where the filling is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite (your occlusion).


REPLACING AMALGAMS WITH WHITE FILLING MATERIAL

It is usually best to change fillings only when your dentist decides that an old filling needs replacing. If so, you can then consider replacing the old fillings with a tooth-coloured material.

Sometimes it is not practical to place white fillings in back teeth, as they are not always successful.

One way round filling a back tooth with a tooth coloured material is to consider using crowns, inlays or onlays.


WHAT ARE WHITE FILLINGS MADE OF?

This can vary, but they are mainly made of glass particles, synthetic resin and a setting ingredient. The two main types of adhesive white fillings are called composite and glass ionomera.

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