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Established and effective repair

Fillings are a very common procedure, used to repair tooth damage caused by decay or wear. At Stourbridge Dental & Implant Clinic, we use white composite fillings, which blend seamlessly with your natural teeth for a much more aesthetic finish.

What are composite fillings?

White fillings can be used on any teeth in the mouth and are layered in the tooth cavity, accurately rebuilding the tooth structure. Composite is a type of resin made from glass and plastic which closely resembles dental enamel. Composite fillings are now much more popular than traditional silver amalgam fillings, with similar strength and durability.

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What does the treatment involve?

Initially, we use numbing gel (topical anaesthetic) before giving a local anaesthetic. This makes the procedure painless and comfortable. We use local anaesthetic to numb the affected area and ensure you feel relaxed and comfortable before removing the decay from your tooth.

We prepare the tooth for the filling, applying a special gel to create the perfect surface for the composite material to bond to.

The colour matched composite is applied to your tooth in layers, and moulded to fit the accurate shape and contours. It sets immediately and is given a professional polish.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I have my silver amalgam filling changed to white composite?

    Yes, if you dislike the look of your silver filling, or are concerned about the mercury used in amalgam, we can replace it with white composite in a simple single appointment.

  • How do I look after my filling?

    The best way to look after your filling is to keep up with an excellent oral hygiene routine at home, brushing and flossing twice a day. Your dentist will keep an eye on your filling at your regular check up appointments.

  • Can a composite filling be repaired?

    Yes, it is easy to repair small areas of damage on a composite filling. In some cases, we may choose to remove the entire filling and replace it, but this is a quick and easy procedure.

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