Dentists in London have seen a rise in the number of people seeking treatment to remove black fillings from their teeth. The old fashioned Amalgam silver fillings are becoming less and less popular, with people opting for more natural results.
Silver fillings are not the most discrete thing to have in the mouth, and often people shy away from laughing freely as they don’t want to flash their fillings to everyone! Also these types of fillings contain traces of mercury, and for health reasons this often encourages people to change to white fillings.
If you have already got black fillings don’t despair. There are excellent cosmetic dentists in London who pride themselves in producing the most beautiful natural looking results, restoring the tooth to look like it did before it had any problems.
How is it done?
Your dentist in London will remove the old amalgam filling and clean the area well. This is then replaced with a composite white filling. The best dentists will sculpt and craft the filling so that it blends in with the natural tooth perfectly, often using more than one shade to get the perfect finish. This composite white filling material is then polished to a glass-like sheen so that the end result looks flawless.
What can I expect?
Small to medium grey amalgam fillings can be changed easily and the results will be flawless. However, in cases where the filling is quite deep or large, your London dentist may recommend additional treatment to provide more strength to the tooth.
How much will it cost?
Fees vary from dentist to dentist and the size of the filling itself. Changing black fillings to white in London starts from around £150. But it’s always a good idea to book a free consultation with the clinic to find out more about the possibilities and to see previous cases.
Dr Sehmi from The Kensington Clinic says “I have seen a rise in the number of people wanting to replace their Amalgam fillings to white ones. The end result can freshen up a smile, and make the teeth look like teeth again”