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The Dental Clinic Radlett

Composite Fillings

Say Goodbye to Metal Fillings, Hello to White

Composite Fillings: Preserving Your Natural Smile

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.

A Commitment to Quality

When it comes to your dental health, we never compromise on quality. Our composite fillings are crafted using only the highest-quality materials available. We understand that the longevity and effectiveness of a filling depend not only on the materials used but also on the placement techniques employed.

The Technique-Sensitive Approach

Our dedicated team follows the correct “technique-sensitive” placement procedures when administering fillings. This meticulous approach ensures that the filling is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional and long-lasting. We take great care to create a restoration that seamlessly blends with your natural tooth, providing both durability and a pleasing appearance.

Why Choose Composite Fillings?

Composite fillings, also known as tooth-coloured or white fillings, offer several advantages:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Composite fillings mimic the natural colour of your teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable.
  • Minimal Tooth Removal: These fillings require the removal of less healthy tooth structure compared to traditional amalgam fillings, preserving more of your tooth.
  • Bonding Strength: Composite materials bond directly to your tooth, providing added strength and support.
  • Reduced Sensitivity: Composite fillings are less sensitive to temperature changes, reducing discomfort after placement.
  • Versatile: They can be used for front and back teeth, ensuring a consistent and natural look throughout your smile.

Your Smile’s Lifelong Companion

At The Dental Clinic Radlett, we consider your oral health a lifelong commitment. Our composite fillings are designed not only to restore your tooth’s health but also to support your overall well-being. We believe that with the right care and attention to detail, your dental restorations can serve you well for years to come.

If you have any questions about composite fillings or would like to discuss your specific dental needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced team. We’re here to provide you with the highest standard of care and help you maintain your radiant, natural smile.

Opening Hours

  • Monday | 08.30 – 19.30
  • Tuesday | 08.30 – 17.30
  • Wednesday | 08.30 – 17.30
  • Thursday | 08.30 – 17.30
  • Friday | 08.30 – 14.00
  • Saturday | Closed
  • Sunday | Closed

Frequently Asked Questions

How are composite fillings placed?

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.

Are composite fillings as durable as traditional amalgam fillings?

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.

Are composite fillings safe and free from mercury?

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.

How do I care for my composite fillings?

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.