White Fillings, Composite Build ups & replacing amalgam

At Brixham Dental Practice, we appreciate the importance of natural, healthy looking teeth for a confident smile. For this reason, we only use tooth-coloured fillings, created from contemporary materials that are designed to blend in with your natural tooth colour.

We use the latest materials and techniques to restore teeth to as strong as possible. We can replace amalgam fillings and also build up broken or worn down teeth to their natural appearance.

We can change the appearance of your teeth by simply using composite material to build up your existing teeth with no drilling and no destruction of your natural tooth.

This is the easiest and most cost effective way to walk away with the smile you've always wanted.

Here are some examples of composite build ups:

This lady didn't like the gap between her front tooth and lateral tooth and wanted a more even smile

We closed the gap for the lady by building out the front & lateral tooth to balance her smile

This Lady didn't like the rough and jagged edges to her front teeth

We built the teeth up using composite to give a smoother more even smile

This gentleman didn't like the gap in between his front teeth

We built out his front tooth (on the left in this pic) and crowned the other tooth to close the gap

For further information please call us on 01803 853980, where a member of our helpful team will be only too happy to help or click on the link below.

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What are dental fillings?

Fillings are used to restore cavities (holes) that have formed in your teeth, usually due to decay or damage. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay.

Why do I need a filling?

During an examination the dentist may find signs of decay indicating that a filling is necessary. They may also find signs of deeper decay on an x-ray or your teeth. The only way to get rid of this tooth decay is to remove it and replace with a filling.

What are Composite build ups?

Composite build ups is the process by which we 'bond' small amounts of the same composite material we use in fillings to cosmetically alter your front teeth. This can be done to:

  1. Cover dark teeth
  2. Cosmetically alter the shape of a tooth
  3. Replace or restore a chipped section of a tooth
  4. Cover tiny pits or holes in teeth

This cosmetic dental procedure can often be done with no injections and so is a very simple way of correcting problems with your teeth and making instant changes.

How is a white filling done?

Firstly the dentist will remove the decayed tooth material and clean the area. After the tooth is prepared, the filling is bonded onto the area and a light shone onto it to set it. The dentist will choose a shade to match your existing teeth. The tooth fillings then become invisible as they blend in with your natural tooth.

Does it hurt?

No. Appropriate local anaesthetic is used (if applicable) so you should feel no pain.
And if you are nervous anxious or afraid of the dentist, you can relax with our dental sedation services.

At Brixham Dental Practice we only place white composite fillings