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Composite resin fillings provide a more natural-looking solution while offering several other benefits. Let’s explore what composite resin fillings are, their advantages, the procedure for placement, and their long-term durability.

tooth coloured fillings in invernessWhat Are Composite Resin Fillings?

Composite resin fillings, also known as tooth-colored or white fillings, are a type of dental restoration used to treat dental cavities. They are made from a mixture of plastic and glass materials that can be customised to match the natural color of your teeth. This makes them virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding tooth structure, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing result.

The Advantages of Composite Resin Fillings

Composite resin fillings offer several advantages over traditional silver amalgam fillings:

Natural Appearance: The ability to closely match the color of your natural teeth makes composite resin fillings an excellent choice for visible teeth, especially those in the front of the mouth. The result is a more natural-looking smile, boosting your confidence.

Versatility: Composite resin fillings can be used to repair both small and moderate-sized cavities. They can also be shaped and contoured to restore chipped, broken, or worn teeth. Their versatility extends to repairing dental flaws, such as gaps between teeth or tooth discoloration.

Conservative Approach: Tooth preparation for composite resin fillings is minimal compared to amalgam fillings. Our dentist can preserve more of the healthy tooth structure, promoting overall dental health and longevity.

Bonding Strength: Composite resin fillings are bonded directly to the tooth structure, creating a strong and durable bond. This bonding process helps to strengthen the remaining tooth structure, reducing the risk of fractures or further decay.

Metal-Free and Biocompatible: Unlike silver amalgam fillings, composite resin fillings are free from any metal content, including mercury. This makes them a safe and biocompatible choice for individuals concerned about potential health risks associated with amalgam fillings.

Durability and Longevity of Composite Resin Fillings

Composite resin fillings are known for their durability, but their lifespan can vary depending on several factors, including oral hygiene practices, dietary habits, and the location of the filling in the mouth. With proper care and regular dental check-ups, composite resin fillings can last for many years.

Maintenance and Care Tips for Composite Resin Fillings

To maintain the longevity and appearance of your composite resin fillings, follow these care tips:

  • Practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily.
  • Avoid biting or chewing on hard objects, such as ice or pens, as this can damage the filling.
  • Limit consumption of stain-causing substances like coffee, tea, and tobacco to prevent discoloration.
  • Visit us regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings to detect any issues early on.

Are Composite Resin Fillings Right for You?

Composite resin fillings are an excellent option for most individuals. They are particularly suitable for those who prioritise aesthetics and prefer a more natural-looking restoration. However, some cases may require alternative treatments, such as inlays, onlays, or crowns, depending on the extent of the damage or decay.

Book an appointment with us to determine if composite resin fillings are the best choice for your specific dental needs and goals.

Are composite resin fillings not as durable as silver amalgam fillings?

While composite resin fillings may not be as resistant to wear and tear as silver amalgam fillings, they offer sufficient durability and strength for most cases. With proper care, they can last for many years.

Are composite resin fillings more prone to staining?

Composite resin fillings can become stained over time, especially if exposed to substances like coffee, tea, or tobacco. However, regular dental cleanings and proper oral hygiene can help minimise staining.

Are composite resin fillings more expensive than silver amalgam fillings?

While composite resin fillings may have a slightly higher upfront cost compared to silver amalgam fillings, they offer superior aesthetics and a metal-free alternative. The long-term benefits and natural appearance they provide often outweigh the cost difference for many individuals.

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Why Choosing Eilertsen Dental Care for Tooth Coloured Fillings

Choosing Eilertsen Dental Care for tooth coloured fillings comes with numerous benefits. They use modern techniques and materials to ensure durable and aesthetically pleasing results. Their experienced staff are dedicated to providing excellent patient care, making each visit a comfortable and positive experience.

Moreover, Eilertsen Dental Care has received numerous accolades and positive testimonials from satisfied patients, further attesting to their high-quality services. Patients praise the friendly staff, the comfortable atmosphere, and the exceptional results they achieve.

What People Are Saying About Us

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Shirley WilliamsonShirley Williamson
17:10 05 May 23
Excellent serviceFrom the reception, nurses, Hygienist, and of course Dr Eilertsen, the whole team put me at ease making my experience a pleasure.I would highly recommend Eilertsen Dental Care if you’re looking for the best look no further.
Martin BullardMartin Bullard
09:36 17 Feb 23
Dental care is of the highest quality at Eilertsen. Even the longer procedures have been expertly handled, pain free and with excellent after care. I recommend this practice to anyone in the Inverness area who seeks the best that dentistry can offer.
Alasdair MackenzieAlasdair Mackenzie
09:24 17 Feb 23
Great dentist and hygienist, however the waiting room had no wifi (and no signal) which meant I couldn’t work when waiting. When I asked if there was wifi, I was just told ‘no’ by the receptionist. I was going to add a suggestion to the box, but there was no pen.
Debbie TDebbie T
15:24 14 Nov 22
So glad I found Eilertsen Dental Care! Great peace of mind belonging to their scheme, knowing my teeth will be so well looked after. Very professional and friendly—the staff really put you at ease. Never had such good dental care and thoroughly recommend.
Duncan MackayDuncan Mackay
08:20 07 Sep 22
I have attended this practice for many years and I never fail to be impressed by the quality of the work carried out by both the dentists and the dental hygienists. Procedures are explained clearly and in such a friendly manner. And most importantly despite having some major work carried out on a few occasions I did not feel any pain during, or after, the treatment. I would also like to pont out that the reception staff are so efficient, friendly and most helpful. This is an outstanding dental practice.
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