At The Dental Clinic Radlett, we prioritize your oral health and believe in preserving as much of your natural, non-decayed tooth structure as possible. Our approach is guided by the principle of minimal intervention, ensuring that when fillings are required, they are administered with precision and care.
The Dental Clinic Radlett
Say Goodbye to Metal Fillings, Hello to White
Composite Fillings: Preserving Your Natural Smile
Frequently Asked Questions
The placement of composite fillings involves several steps. First, the decay or damaged portion of the tooth is removed. The tooth is then thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the filling. The composite material is applied in layers, and each layer is hardened with a special light. Once the filling is shaped and polished, it blends seamlessly with your natural tooth structure.
Yes, composite fillings are highly durable and can withstand normal biting and chewing forces. They are an excellent choice for small to medium-sized cavities and provide long-lasting results. With proper care and regular dental check-ups, composite fillings can serve you well for many years.
Yes, composite fillings are mercury-free. Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, which contain mercury, composite fillings are made from a combination of resin and finely ground glass or ceramic particles. They are considered a safe and aesthetically pleasing alternative.
Caring for your composite fillings is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Maintain good oral hygiene practices by brushing and flossing regularly. Avoid chewing on hard objects, as excessive force can damage the filling. Attend your scheduled dental check-ups for professional cleanings and evaluations to ensure the longevity of your fillings.