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The main aim of our filling treatment is to initially remove all the chipped, decayed and infected tooth tissue. We then try and conserve as much tooth tissue that remains healthy.
With the advent of Adhesive Dentistry, we are able to preserve all the healthy parts of the tooth since we simply bond the material to the remaining tooth structure. The bond strengths are extremely strong.
As well as “filling in” the cavity, we aim to preserve the natural anatomical contours of the tooth. This enables us to maintain and stabilize the correct aesthetics and functioning of the teeth. For white fillings we aim to achieve the following :
Aesthetics – we achieve this using what is termed as a layered technique to create a replica of the tooth layers dentine, enamel and the translucent areas. We then add special effect to create a natural simulation of a real tooth.
Function – we want the bite not to be proud on the filling otherwise there may be an increased possibility of sensitivity, increased possibility of the tooth and filling fracture, looseness and discomfort.
Our experienced dentists at The Perfect Smile take great care to ensure the resulting form of the tooth has a biting surface. This allows all the teeth to work cohesively together. This is incredibly important as it enables you to maintain a balanced chewing dynamic.
The Importance of Protecting the Tooth
We also try to preserve the nerve in the tooth root canals. This is important so that the tooth continues to keep its original properties of elasticity and sensitivity so that we can determine temperatures and textures of various foods and drink we consume.
When carrying out these fillings we aim to re-create the natural aesthetics of teeth and hence use special techniques to give additional cosmetic properties to the filling such as:
- We can make teeth appear more translucent or more opaque giving the illusion of thinner or thicker teeth.
- We can play with light reflection and light refraction to produce a more youthful appearance to teeth
- We can contour teeth with additional texture to give a more realistic appearance.
- We can now perfectly match a filling to the surrounding tooth tissue to make it appear “invisible”.
The Perfect Smile takes great pride with the work we carry out that helps improve and maintains the oral health of our patient’s teeth. Contact us on 01992552115 for more information. Alternatively, you can also book a free consultation or contact us here.