Restorations

When teeth require restorations due to decay or wear and tear, we use the best materials and the most modern techniques and Technology to achieve a life-like long lasting restoration. We do not use Mercury containing Amalgam (commonly called ‘silver fillings’).

Many people are nervous about having dental treatment and we use very gentle careful techniques to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. For those who still struggle with the thought of treatment we can prescribe drugs to reduce anxiety or provide Intravenous Sedation so that you are totally unaware of your treatment.

If you are having your old silver fillings replaced you can elect to have “Barrier techniques” used to ensure no Mercury containing residues are swallowed or inhaled.

Frequently Asked Questions

Composite restorations, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are dental restorative materials used to repair teeth that have decay or damage. They are made of a mixture of plastic resin and fine glass particles, offering a natural appearance.

The lifespan of composite restorations varies, but they generally last between 5 to 10 years. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices can contribute to their longevity.
Composite restorations don’t require any special care. However, maintaining good oral hygiene practices, such as regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, is essential for their longevity.

Yes, composite restorations are ideal for front teeth as they can be matched to the natural tooth color, providing a seamless and aesthetic repair for visible areas.

The dentist removes the decayed or damaged part of the tooth, applies the composite material in layers, and uses a special light to harden each layer. The restoration is then shaped and polished for a natural look.

Composite restorations are suitable for small to moderately-sized cavities. In large cavities, alternative restorative options may be recommended by the dentist.

Composite Restorations

Many people are concerned not only with stained fillings in the front teeth but also unsightly, black metal fillings in the back. Advances in material sciences have provided a tooth coloured alternative that has properties suitable for all areas of the mouth. Composite Restorations can also be added to teeth to dramatically change their appearance. Whilst removal of any filling can potentially damage the surrounding teeth, careful build up of a tooth using composite resin can enhance both strength and appearance.

Amalgam fillings are still the most commonly placed filling in back teeth throughout the world, amalgam fillings are the cause of increased debate both in the dental and public domain. The controversy centres on the mercury content of the material and at Backwell Dental care we believe that Mercury Amalgam has no place in modern restorative Dentistry.

Dr Christopher Charles with a patient at backwell dental care