Fillings

Cosmetic Dentistry In Sutton

10th May, 2019

Cosmetic dentistry is there to make your mouth look as good as anyone else’s around you.

It’s not just age that can damage your smile, accidents can happen, or you can even be born with problems.

However if you are unhappy with your smile there is always cosmetic dentistry to brighten, straighten and replace missing teeth.

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry you have many options to choose from-

Invisalign braces, bridges and crowns,  veneers, tooth whitening.

If you are considering having cosmetic dentistry to help you smile contact Ninety 2 Dental where you can book a consultation and discuss the options available and best suited to you!

Fighting Tooth Decay In Sutton

15th January, 2019

When it comes to your teeth you are possibly at your most vulnerable if you skip a couple of dental appointments as this allows any decay to go unnoticed. Decay can set in quickly and if you attend regularly it can be easily found by taking a radio-graph.

Oral hygiene plays an important factor in the ongoing battle with our teeth. It helps to combat any bacteria build up on the surface of the teeth and the build up of tartar and plaque, all of which can lead to the breakdown of enamel and allow dental cavities to form.

When biting down on the offending tooth or exposing it to hot and cold temperatures you may experience a shooting pain through your mouth, this is the first symptom of a cavity, you may also find when a tooth is developing a cavity it may become unusually discoloured on the surface.

If you are worried you may have a dental cavity or are experiencing any pain at all it is time to contact your sutton dentist so the problem can be resolved. In most cases you may only be in need of a filling, however the longer you leave the pain the further the cavity is allowed to go possibly resulting in a root canal treatment being your only option in saving the tooth.

Deciding Between White Or Silver Fillings In Sutton

16th April, 2018

Many years ago, holes in the teeth were filled with silver fillings that looked quite obviously foreign from the rest of your teeth. As technology and new discoveries were made, a white-colored filling finally arrived. Although there are still dentists around North Cheam who do teeth filling using silver amalgam, most of the  dental patients who have learnt about this new addition in dentistry already request white filling for aesthetic and functional purposes. Most people would think that opting for the white composite fillings are purely for aesthetic reasons. However, you will be surprised to know of its functional advantages. But take note that if cavities have reached the pulp of the tooth, this procedure is no longer applicable.Silver Amalgam versus White Composite Filling

Take a look at some advantages and disadvantages of the two types of fillings.

o The white composite type of filling looks far better than the silver amalgam. It effectively blends with the natural color of teeth so that they don’t look like they have been filled at all.
o With careful execution of the appropriate procedures for filling a tooth, white composite fillings help your teeth to be less sensitive to hot and cold compared to the silver amalgam.
o Composites are also much safer for the patient as they are mercury-free. Most dentists usually use the term silver amalgam but there is actually a lot of mercury mixed in it.
o As silver amalgam, in its hardness and type of material weakens the tooth in the long run, white composite fillings help teeth to be more resilient to pressure and become less brittle.

Although white fillings are more expensive than the silver amalgam, they prove to be more beneficial to the dental patient than the latter.