White fillings are the go-to solution for anybody suffering from a cavity. Cavities are generally caused by a buildup of tartar, which is the result of hardened plaque. It is extremely important to maintain good oral hygiene to avoid excess plaque buildup, as tartar is much more difficult to remove and can only be cleaned by a professional. By consistently keeping good oral health through brushing twice daily, flossing once a day and attending your regular dental checkups, white fillings will likely not be necessary. In the unfortunate event that you or your dentist discover a cavity, they will be the most suitable treatment option.
WHY CHOOSE A WHITE FILLING?
White fillings are often considered the most attractive option for combatting tooth decay as they are very subtle in appearance. While traditional metal fillings were fairly obvious and visually unattractive, white fillings are matched to the natural shade of your teeth, making them an inconspicuous, attractive option.
DO THEY HAVE ANY OTHER BENEFITS?
White fillings can also be beneficial in helping you to maintain your oral health. While their main purpose is to fill the gap left by cavities, they will also protect the surrounding tooth structure from further decay and cavities. Your dentist will create a solid foundation of strength by sealing the joins to the base of your teeth with a bonding material.
DO YOU OFFER OTHER TYPES OF FILLINGS?
To help you make an informed decision, your dentists will go through the entire process and discuss alternative treatment options with you. If you decide that white fillings are not for you, Surbiton Smiles also offers alternative filling materials such as amalgam fillings and onlays. If you suspect you may be suffering from a cavity, get in contact with the talented team at Surbiton Smiles to find out all you need to know about your treatment options.