Dental fillings offer a solution for those suffering with tooth decay, small to medium cavities or those who need an old silver amalgam filling replaced.
White fillings are also referred to as composites or composite fillings. This is because they are made of nano-particles of glass embedded in resin. There are different types of compositions designed for front and back teeth in relation of priority; strength or aesthetics.
Salman prefers the use of white dental fillings as opposed to amalgam (metal) fillings. This is because white fillings not only look like a natural tooth, but they also bond to the tooth better, offering more strength than old amalgam fillings.
Similar to fillings are porcelain inlays and onlays. These are custom made for the individual’s set of teeth out of porcelain. Due to the fact they are made out of ceramic, porcelain inlays offer a natural-looking, strong solution to tooth decay.
In some cases it is actually more appropriate to use porcelain inlays and onlays. Sometimes when a filling becomes large it may weaken a broken down or heavily decayed tooth. Porcelain inlays and onlays offer a solution to this as they bond firmly to the surrounding tooth which actually strengthens the affected tooth.
If you are experiencing pain, discomfort or require fillings call Dr Salman today. Arrange an appointment at one of his clinics in London, Liverpool (St Helens) or Manchester.