Restorative filling options from £70 per tooth at our friendly dental clinic in SE London
Tooth decay is a common dental issue.
It is caused by plaque build-up on the teeth reacting with sugars in the mouth to create harmful acids that dissolve away the enamel and dentine. This damage causes cavities that can lead to toothache and sensitivity.
Amalgam (silver) fillings feature a combination of metals that include silver, tin, mercury, and copper. They are a cost-effective option.
Many patients prefer a more cosmetically pleasing alternative to metal fillings, especially if the affected tooth is toward the front of the mouth.
Composite, a tooth-coloured material incorporating elements of glass and acrylic resin, is an excellent cosmetic and minimally invasive option for the patient.
Using composite allows your dentist to preserve more of your natural tooth. In some cases, areas of decay can be removed by air abrasion without discomfort or drilling – the ideal preparation before a filling. Composite fillings have vastly improved in strength in recent years and are a popular treatment at Mint Dental.
To preserve the health of your tooth, your dentist will remove the decay and seal the tooth with a dental filling.
Under a local anaesthetic, they will use a small drill and air abrasion to remove the decayed tissue before filling the cavity and polishing it for a smooth finish.
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