Routine dental fillings at West Heath Dental Surgery
Fillings are nothing to be afraid of nowadays – at West Heath Dental Surgery, the procedure is straightforward and stress-free. We offer a range of filling options for patients in Birmingham, from cost-effective amalgam (metal) fillings to cosmetic tooth-coloured fillings – which are virtually indiscernible from your natural teeth. Whichever you choose, you can rest assured that you’ll be in experienced and caring hands at West Heath Dental Surgery.Book an appointment
Treating cavities with silver dental fillings is a well-established practice. The treatment is as follows.
- The area to be treated is numbed with a local anaesthetic and the decayed part of the tooth removed with special dental tools.
- A base or liner may be placed in the tooth to prevent sensitivity following the procedure.
- The amalgam is mixed and then placed in the tooth. It is tightly compacted to ensure every part of the cavity is filled.
- The amalgam is then shaped to resemble the tooth and, if necessary, it is smoothed down so it feels comfortable.
If looked after properly, silver dental fillings are very durable and are particularly suitable for permanent teeth that are subjected to lots of wear and tear, such as those at the back of the mouth. More discreet, white composite fillings can be used to treat decayed teeth but these tooth coloured alternatives are usually more expensive and can be less durable.Book an appointment
White dental fillings
Fed up with your shadowed smile? With the new generation of cosmetic tooth-coloured fillings, you could avoid amalgam fillings altogether for a smile that looks fresh and natural. At West Heath Dental Surgery, white composite fillings are one of the most cost-effective and popular cosmetic dental treatments around. As well as blending with the surrounding tooth colour, so as to be virtually unnoticeable when you speak or laugh, white composite fillings often require less drilling than silver amalgam fillings.Book an appointment