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Dental Fillings

Fillings at Avenue Dental, Torquay

Have you ever wanted the perfect white smile to go with the rest of your appearance? Perhaps you’re worried about tooth decay or infected teeth that could ruin your teeth and compromise your oral health. Thankfully, there’s a simple and quick procedure that can help you.

What Are Composite White Fillings?

To restore damaged and decayed teeth, composite fillings are used. Composite is a natural-coloured resin and glass mixture, which is chemically bonded to the tooth to fill a cavity. This will restore the natural strength of your teeth and also protect it from further decay.

Composite fillings are typically used as a cosmetic alternative to silver (amalgam) fillings, which contain mercury and often look out of place. Composite fillings, on the other hand, are made specifically to mimic the colour of your existing teeth, to ensure a consistent and beautiful smile. If you’re worried about damaged or decaying teeth and want a beautiful solution, then composite fillings are a fantastic alternative to amalgam fillings.

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What Does the Treatment Process Involve?

Before the filling is placed, the tooth is prepared by removing the tartar, plaque, decay or any existing filling. Following this, the treatment site is thoroughly cleaned and drained. Once the surface has been prepared, it is then etched and coated with a bonding solution, which creates a rougher texture for the composite mixture to bond to.

Next, the filling material is placed into the treatment site and moulded to match the shape of a natural tooth. Then a curing light is used to harden the material, before finally trimming and polishing the filling to provide an aesthetically pleasing and almost indistinguishable finish.

What's the Cost?

With each patient’s case differing, it’s difficult to give an accurate indication of treatment costs without seeing one of our clinicians for a consultation. However, for an indication of our prices, please visit our treatment fees page. We also offer flexible finance options to spread the cost of your treatment or Practice Membership Plans to cover your routine dental care.

Why Choose Us?

We’re dedicated to offering every patient a quality service that they wouldn’t see at other dental practices in Torquay. We have experienced staff to give you peace of mind from the moment you walk through our doors. Your treatment will be carried out by a clinician that knows how to make you feel at ease, whilst also explaining what they’re doing for full transparency.