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Tooth Coloured Restorations Local dentist in Huddersfield and Holmfirth

December 9, 2014

Nowadays their are different types of fillings and restorations that can be natural looking, as well as do the job they’re meant to do.

How much do white fillings cost?

 Costs usually depend upon the size and type of white filling material used, and the time it takes to carry out the treatment.

Below is a guide but your dentist will be able to give you an accurate quote

  • Composite fillings from £65.00
  • Composite onlays from £350.00
  • Porcelain onlays from £ 400.00
  • Glass Ionomer fillings from £60.00

Are they as good as silver amalgam fillings?

Every clinical situation is different the pros and cons of using aesthetic materials needs to be discussed with your dentist.

How long a white filling lasts can depend upon many things, which may include where it is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite.

Your dentist can give you advice on how to look after your teeth to help you get the best life span out of your fillings.

Is it worth replacing amalgam fillings with tooth coloured ones?

If you wish to consider replacing your amalgam fillings with tooth coloured ones, your dentist will need to make an assessment of your mouth to check for suitability. This is because some types of white filling may not be suitable in certain cases.

Your dentist will be able to explain your options so you can make a decision based on the information your dentist provides.

What are tooth-coloured fillings made of?

It can vary, but they are mainly made of glass particles, synthetic resin and a setting ingredient.

If you would like further information just ask your dentist.

Here is some further information about the different options for white coloured fillings:-

Composite fillings

Composite fillings are strong, but may not be as hard wearing as ordinary amalgam fillings.

Composite fillings are tooth coloured and are made from powdered glass, quartz, silica or other ceramic particles added to a resin base.

The dentist will choose a shade to match your teeth, although over time the filling may become stained.

After the tooth is prepared, the filling is bonded to the cavity with an adhesive a light is then shone onto it to set the composite material.

With this type of filling, the dentist may have to remove less of the tooth, which is obviously better.

Glass ionomer

Glass ionomer fillings form a chemical bond with the tooth. They may also release fluoride, which helps prevent further tooth decay.

This type of filling is fairly weak, because of this they are usually used on baby teeth and non-biting surfaces, such as around the neck of the tooth.

Little preparation is needed as the filling bonds directly to the tooth.

Porcelain/ Composite onlays

Porcelain/composite onlays are made in a laboratory; therefore they require at least two visits to your dentist.

Porcelain can be hard wearing and long lasting, and it can be coloured to match your own teeth.

Composite onlays can be bonded to your tooth structure and can have similar wear characteristics to your natural tooth

If you are interested in any of the treatments why not call us on 01484 850501 for more information we are your local dentist in Huddersfield and Holmfirth

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