TOOTH COLOURED FILLINGS
These fillings are made from a composite resin.
Where clinically appropriate, white fillings are available on the NHS and are generally charged as Band 2. For example, if you need a filling in one of your front teeth (incisors and canines), the filling material of choice may be a white filling.
If the filling is in on one of your back teeth (such as molars and premolars), for a large filling the more clinically effective option may be an amalgam filling (a silver-coloured material) for strength and durability.
Your dentist will explain the options to you in advance. If you prefer to have the white filling or any other cosmetic filling options, your dentist will be able to advise you on the private costs for such treatments, and the risks and benefits associated with it.
Teeth can become stained as a result of aging, smoking and drinking liquids such as red wine, tea and coffee.
What is teeth whitening
Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. Teeth whitening can’t make your teeth brilliant white, but it can lighten the existing colour by several shades. It is not suitable for everyone and your dentist will advise you.
Who can perform whitening?
Teeth whitening is a form of dentistry and should only be performed by a dentist or another regulated dental professional, such as a dental hygienist or dental therapist, on the prescription of a dentist.
Here at Guilden Sutton Dental Practice we offer a home whitening treatments with a tray system.
Whitening is only available to those patients with healthy teeth and gums. You will need the dentist to check your teeth first. Crowns, veneers and white fillings will not lighten and may need to be replaced after treatment at an extra cost.
Treatment is not permanent but can usually be topped up using the same moulds.
C Fast is a simple, gentle, cosmetic treatment that corrects alignment issues with the top and bottom front teeth.
We use fixed clear orthodontic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel titanium wire.
Please call the practice for further information and book in for a free consultation with Dr McKinnon or Dr Ryves.
A dental veneer is a thin plate of tooth-coloured material that is custom-made and permanently attached to cover the front of a tooth to correct damage, discolouration or a bad shape. They can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth as require little drilling and alteration of the tooth. Speak to your dentist for further information.
Implants are a fixed alternative to removable dentures.
You can use implants to replace just a single tooth or several teeth.
To fit an implant, titanium screws are drilled into the jaw bone to support a crown, bridge or denture.
Implants are only available privately. Please speak to you dentist for further information.