Modern restorative dentistry is minimally invasive, respecting the natural strength and structure of the tooth. Early diagnosis, allows minimally invasive treatment, together with a personalised programme of accompanying lifestyle changes, future restorative care can be minimized.
Described below are some common restorative treatments.
The naturally occurring grooves and pits present on the biting surfaces of teeth are called fissures. Fissures often trap small particles of food, which can be difficult to clean when brushing. If your dentist feels that your fissures are deep and difficult to clean, we may suggest a fissure sealant. The sealant is a tooth coloured plastic material, which is painted into the fissure. The material is then set hard with a special light. With the fissure being sealed from food and bugs, its susceptibility to decay is significantly reduced.
White fillings, or tooth coloured restorations have now become the treatment of choice for the majority of directly placed restorations. Besides their aesthetic advantage, the material holds many functional or structural advantages – when compared to traditional metal amalgam. Unlike metal fillings, white fillings are adhesive to tooth structure. Adhesive dentistry allows for a less destructive tooth preparation, preserving a greater degree of the healthy tooth structure. Further to this, bonding the restoration with the tooth provides a seal, which is more resistant to future decay and nerve damage.
The team at Pure Smiles are proud to provide dental examinations, fissure sealants, preventive advice, and white fillings to patients in Fulham and the surrounding areas of Chelsea, Kensington, Putney and other areas in West London and Central London. If you would like to experience our outstanding care please call us.