Have you recently visited the dentist for a check-up? If not, you might be at risk of tooth decay. This is where your tooth is weakened, and you may experience pain or discomfort. Your dentist in Stevenage can solve these problems for you by using white fillings. Alternatively, you could be feeling self-conscious about the metal tinge that people can see when you smile if you have metal fillings already, and think it is about time to replace these with white ones.
At Smilecraft we understand that having a great smile leaves you feeling great too. So, whatever the reasons you have for wanting to get white fillings, we will do everything we can to ensure that when you leave our practice, you will be proud to smile and not embarrassed by your mouth.
What are white fillings?
Your dentist in Stevenage will normally use a filling to repair a tooth, either because it has a cavity or because the damage has been done through incessant teeth grinding. Sometimes you may just have a broken tooth and need a filling to fix it. Metal fillings have been around for a very long time now but as technology has advanced, so has dentistry and its methods.
White fillings will last you an incredibly long period of time and are made from a hard substance that will replicate the original tooth you had. Chewing and eating in public are no longer chores for our patients, as they can bite down on food with confidence, knowing that they will not experience pain or discomfort anymore. Our patients will also be amazed by the fact that these fillings do not stand out as the metal ones did, so you can open your mouth, smile and laugh, all without worrying that people will notice how many fillings you have had. The fillings blend in well and will allow you to experience a whole new level of satisfaction that you have not experienced before.
It is still important to care for your teeth
Your dentist in Stevenage can provide you all the dental treatment you desire, but we still try and encourage all our patients to take care of their teeth as much as possible. Having strong and healthy teeth is important as it reduces the likelihood of needing extensive dental procedures later in life which can be both expensive and intimidating. If you have white fillings in Stevenage you need to make sure that you are brushing your teeth thoroughly twice a day, preferably using mouthwash and flossing as well. This will ensure that your fillings last for as long as possible.
It is quite common for young adults to require fillings, as this can be a time when people have let their teeth brushing routine slip. However, adults, the elderly and children can also need fillings, as they are not an age-related treatment. If you have been visiting our dental practice regularly since you were a child and taking good care of your teeth, you are less likely to require fillings. Ask one of our dental professionals if you are unsure of how to care for your fillings, or if you have any questions about maintaining a strong and healthy mouth. They will be glad to help you smile brightly again.