At Bloxdent we understand that our patients want fillings to be both functional but natural looking also. Tooth coloured fillings can be used as an alternative to silver amalgam fillings.
Tooth coloured fillings are made from a composite resin material that is adhesively or directly bonded to the tooth. This is a more conservative approach, which means that less of the natural tooth needs to be removed as is the case with a traditional filling, thereby preserving more natural tooth. Composite fillings can be placed in almost all cavities where a ‘silver’ filling may be used or is already present. Our dentists can discuss with you options for new or replacement tooth coloured fillings
Cost: From £130 -£250 depending on size
Composite Bonding involves using tooth coloured filling materials to rebuild/ repair /mask teeth. It is done using advanced bonding techniques. This may be for cosmetic reasons or to build up tooth structure that has been lost. It involves bonding a tooth-coloured resin material to existing teeth to reshape them, fill unwanted gaps and improve their colour. It generally requires no preparation or drilling of the tooth. As such, it is often carried out without local anaesthetic. It can last from 5-7 years but chipping, wear and staining can occur. A protective guard worn at night is recommended after treatment as is avoiding hard foods /tearing tape /nail biting.
Cost: From £300 per tooth