Welcome to New Cross Dental Practice, where we prioritise your dental health with precision and care.
Dental fillings are a cornerstone of our preventive approach, addressing cavities promptly to preserve the integrity of your natural teeth.
Our London-based practice combines state-of-the-art techniques with a commitment to personalised care, ensuring your journey to optimal oral health is both professional and comfortable.
Why choose dental fillings?
Preserving your smile
Dental fillings help preserve your natural teeth, preventing further decay and maintaining the integrity of your smile.
Timely filling of cavities can prevent the progression of decay, reducing the risk of more extensive treatments in the future.
Fillings restore the strength and functionality of your teeth, allowing you to bite and chew comfortably.
What are dental fillings?
Dental fillings, refer to restorative procedures designed to treat and repair teeth affected by decay or cavities.
When a tooth develops a cavity, caused by bacterial erosion of enamel, a dental filling becomes a crucial intervention. The process involves removing the decayed portion of the tooth and filling the resulting space with a durable, biocompatible material.
This not only halts the progression of decay but also restores the tooth's structural integrity, preserving its natural form and function. Dental fillings contribute to maintaining oral health, preventing further complications, and promoting the longevity of natural teeth.
Types of dental fillings
Amalgam (Silver Coloured)
Amalgam fillings, often referred to as silver fillings, are composed of a mixture of metals, including mercury, silver, tin, and copper. Known for their durability and cost-effectiveness, these fillings are robust and well-suited for load-bearing teeth, such as molars.
Composite Fillings (Tooth Coloured)
Composite fillings are made from a blend of plastic and fine glass particles. These tooth-coloured fillings are aesthetically pleasing as they can be matched to the natural colour of the tooth.
Glass Ionomer (Tooth Coloured)
Glass ionomer fillings are tooth-colored and are a blend of glass and acrylic. They release fluoride, which helps prevent further decay. These fillings are commonly used in non-load-bearing areas and for paediatric dentistry.
Gold Inlays and Onlays (Gold Coloured)
Gold inlays and onlays are crafted from a gold alloy. Known for their durability and compatibility with gum tissues, these fillings are often used in areas where strength and longevity are crucial.
Porcelain Inlays (Tooth Coloured)
Porcelain inlays are tooth-colored fillings made from a ceramic material. These fillings provide a natural appearance and are highly resistant to staining.