When people think of tooth fillings they usually picture amalgam fillings, which have a silver colouring. Along with being unsightly, these traditional fillings also contain mercury which can be potentially toxic.
White fillings are now standard in most modern dentistry centres and they are the perfect alternative- and replacement- for amalgam fillings.
The white fillings we use at Larne Dental Centre are made from organic looking materials that can help restore damaged teeth to their former glory by giving them a more natural look and feel that can last for many years.
We use a local anaesthetic during the treatment to minimise any discomfort and the effects generally last for 3-4 hours. We recommend that you avoid chewing and hot drinks until the numbness wears off so you don’t do any damage to your cheeks, tongue or lips.
If you do happen to experience some sensitivity to cold, heat or pressure immediately after the procedure, remember this is fairly normal. The gums around the area we treated may also be a bit sore as well. You may find using a desensitising toothpaste helpful.
If your bite feels uneven or if you have any concerns about your new filling please give us a call.
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