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Tooth Fillings In Liverpool – Metal or White?

Not very long ago, if you needed tooth fillings, Liverpool residents would have no choice but to have their tooth filled with amalgam. Nowadays, however, due to concerns over mercury contained in metal (amalgam) fillings and an increased awareness of the importance of an attractive smile, many people don’t want to see metal when they laugh or smile. Scott Street Dental offers mercury-free tooth fillings but if the patient desires we can still provide the amalgam type.

Tooth Fillings In Liverpool – Metal or White?

Not very long ago, if you needed tooth fillings, Liverpool residents would have no choice but to have their tooth filled with amalgam. Nowadays, however, due to concerns over mercury contained in metal (amalgam) fillings and an increased awareness of the importance of an attractive smile, many people don’t want to see metal when they laugh or smile. Scott Street Dental offers mercury-free tooth fillings but if the patient desires we can still provide the amalgam type.

Amalgam or white tooth fillings – Liverpool patients have a choice

We believe in giving our patients a choice of tooth fillings in Liverpool and our dentists are happy to discuss the pros and cons of each type, to help you make an informed decision.

Dental amalgam is the strongest direct restorative material and excels in load bearing areas (chewing) which is why many dentists recommend it for the molars at the back of your
mouth. The procedure can be carried out in just one dental visit in our Liverpool-based clinic, costs less than a white filling, and typically lasts between 10 and 15 years.

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White fillings are more expensive partly because they’re considered to be ‘cosmetic’. There are two types of white fillings: direct and indirect. A direct filling is placed in one dental visit and hardened using a blue light whereas an indirect filling usually requires 2 visits. During the first visit, an impression is taken of your prepared tooth and sent to the lab for fabrication of the filling. During the second visit your filling is cemented into place. White fillings cost more because the procedure is lengthier and normally they last between 3 and 5 years.

To sum up, when deciding on the type of tooth fillings in Liverpool both you and your dentist should consider the position of the filling, its size, and the cost.

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Amalgam or white tooth fillings – Liverpool patients have a choice

We believe in giving our patients a choice of tooth fillings in Liverpool and our dentists are happy to discuss the pros and cons of each type, to help you make an informed decision.

Dental amalgam is the strongest direct restorative material and excels in load bearing areas (chewing) which is why many dentists recommend it for the molars at the back of your
mouth. The procedure can be carried out in just one dental visit in our Liverpool-based clinic, costs less than a white filling, and typically lasts between 10 and 15 years.

tooth-fillings-liverpool

White fillings are more expensive partly because they’re considered to be ‘cosmetic’. There are two types of white fillings: direct and indirect. A direct filling is placed in one dental visit and hardened using a blue light whereas an indirect filling usually requires 2 visits. During the first visit, an impression is taken of your prepared tooth and sent to the lab for fabrication of the filling. During the second visit your filling is cemented into place. White fillings cost more because the procedure is lengthier and normally they last between 3 and 5 years.

To sum up, when deciding on the type of tooth fillings in Liverpool both you and your dentist should consider the position of the filling, its size, and the cost.

If you’re in need of tooth fillings in Liverpool then Scott Street Dental can help.

Why not give us a call today on (02) 9158 6393 or (02) 9158 6313 to book an appointment. With free parking at the rear of our building and wheelchair access, visiting us is easy and convenient.

If you’re in need of tooth fillings in Liverpool then Scott Street Dental can help.

Why not give us a call today on(02) 9158 6393 or (02) 9158 6313 to book an appointment. With free parking at the rear of our building and wheelchair access, visiting us is easy and convenient.