Early Treatment Is Key!
If the cavity is allowed to progress you may find that you end up needing root canal treatment, or you may even develop a painful dental abscess. Further development of the cavity is likely to cause more pain and a need for more detailed treatment that costs more money and time.
Which Type Of Cavity Treatment Do You Need?
If the decay is relatively mild we can remove it and provide you with a white filling. However, if the middle of the tooth is infected in some way we may need to do root canal treatment. This is where we need to remove the infected tissue from the middle of the tooth, clean the area and then replace it with special clinical cement. It may be that white filling material is used to form part of the reconstruction of the tooth but in some instances a crown is more suitable.
Replacing Amalgam Fillings With White Fillings
You may already have fillings that are made from amalgam (silver filling material) and you want them replaced for cosmetic reasons. They may naturally need replacing and perhaps you are considering a white filling as a more aesthetically pleasing alternative.
We can replace your silver fillings with a white filling material although in most cases, we try to avoid disturbing a successful filling that is in place. We can discuss each option with you when you visit us for your free consultation.
Why Choose A White Filling?
Amalgam fillings are considered perfectly safe and the way they look isn't intrusive enough to cause issues for some people. Amalgam fillings also cost less. However, there are two major advantages to white fillings.
Primarily, we can remove less tooth structure to allow for the white filling material to be placed. That means more natural tooth is conserved. Of course, the filling also blends in much better with the surrounding teeth without drawing attention to the work that has been done. This is a preferable look for many people who want to maintain their beautiful smile.
Are You Ready For The Gold Standard In Tooth Restoration?
If you think that you require a filling, or you are interested in having your silver fillings replaced, please get in touch to book a completely free consultation at our Essex clinic. During the consultation we can discuss the price of a white filling which starts at £120 along with our handy 0% finance options. We can also discuss our oral and IV sedation options for nervous patients who require additional support during treatment.
Please call our team on 01708 442 114 and we will be happy to book you a free consultation at a time to suit you. White fillings are the ‘gold standard’ in cavity treatment and tooth restoration. Our experienced team are able to apply the material with skill, to successfully restore the way the tooth looks and feels, and to protect the tooth from further damage.