Do you have a few metal fillings in your mouth that you want to change? Do you feel self-conscious when you throw your head back and laugh?
Not to worry! If you are looking for a way to change your metal fillings for the more visually appealing composite, white or porcelain fillings, our team at the dental practice can help.
At Harley Street Dental, we have expertise in all things restorative and can easily change a metal or silver filling to white fillings Harley Street, ensuring that your smile stays looking as good as ever and without any detriment to the tooth that needs the restorative. Perfect!
But what are some of the advantages of undertaking the change from silver to white fillings Harley Street? Read on to find out!
First things first; teeth are white, or at least a pearlescent colour.
And if you have ever had an amalgam filling or crown, you will know that visually they can be far from discreet, especially if they are located near the front of your mouth.
And so, one of the main benefits of switching from silver to white fillings Harley Street is that they will be more natural looking in appearance. Our team will be able to colour match them to the surrounding tooth structure so that when you smile, it will not be as obvious to any on-lookers.
While many people may assume that amalgam or metal fillings will be more long lasting than porcelain or composite ones, we have found this is not the case.
With correct care, a white or porcelain filling can last for up to and over 15 years, whereas a metal one has an average lifespan of around 8.
So, better looking with better longevity!
Many people assume that a porcelain filling or crown is going to be structurally weaker than a metal one. Especially as most people have, at some point in their life, had a porcelain plate or cup smash when they have dropped it!
However, when push comes to shove (or biting leads to chewing!), porcelain or composite fillings are just as structurally sound as a metal filling. In fact, porcelain restoratives are often used to support teeth that have been treated with root canals, so they really are strong!
With traditional metal fillings, our dentist would need to remove more of the tooth or teeth to fit the filling.
But, as a composite or porcelain filling bonds better to the tooth, there is no need for so much of the original tooth to be removed and so, fillings or crowns made from this material are minimal in their fitting.
And finally, a key advantage of a composite or white filling is how it responds in the mouth. They are not as sensitive to hot beverages or icy drinks as metal fillings and so, they will not expand and contract each time you consume hot or cold beverages. This means that they are less likely to fall out or come loose and you are less likely to have decay set in underneath them.