Dental Fillings

Instant Veneers, White Fillings & Replacing Old Amalgam Fillings

At Brixham Dental Practice, we appreciate the importance of natural, healthy looking teeth for a confident smile. For this reason, we only use tooth-coloured, mercury-free fillings on your teeth, created from contemporary materials and designed to blend in with your natural tooth colour. For minor cosmetic changes to the shape of front teeth we can also use the same technique which is often called bonding or instant veneers.

Black holes in your teeth? Let them be a thing of the past

We are proud to offer all of our patients a white composite filling material called Venus Diamond. This state-of-the-art innovative formula has been chosen by our dentists to provide durable and aesthetically excellent white filling restorations. You will have peace of mind that the filling not only looks great but functions like the original tooth.

A filling replaces part of a tooth that has been lost either to decay or accidental fracture. Tooth-coloured fillings are virtually invisible and can really improve the appearance of a smile.

White fillings can also be used to replace old amalgam (metal-based) fillings. Composite bonding is a process in which tooth coloured materials are applied to a tooth’s surface, hand crafted and sculpted into shape, hardened, and then polished for the ultimate natural appearance.

Don’t like the shape of your teeth, but worried about losing tooth enamel?

With tooth bonding the procedure takes about an hour. You’ll be in and out of the chair before you know it. No injections and no drills. And the difference between the before and after leaves many patients amazed!

Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Most often, bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discoloured or chipped tooth.

Will I experience Sensitivity after a Composite filling?

Some people feel sensitivity after they receive a filling. The tooth may be sensitive to pressure, air, sweet foods or cold. Composite fillings often cause slight sensitivity for a couple of days, but then settle. The most common reason for pain right after the anesthetic wears off is that the filling is too high; this can be easily addressed by polishing the filling to reduce the height to make it more comfortable for you.