If bacteria has broken through your tooth structure it may be necessary to remove the decay and replace it with a strong dental material known as a filling. Nowadays fillings are not only functional, but can be natural-looking as well.
The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly on where it is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite, but in most cases they are considered a long-term treatment option.
There is increasing evidence nowadays that whilst silver fillings may not necessarily be harmful to your health, they can be detrimental to your tooth in the long run. The nature of the material can generate stresses in the tooth leading to fractures.
The latest tooth coloured restorative materials avoid this and also blend in with your natural teeth.
Smithfield Dental also offers CEREC one visit, computer aided and designed, tooth coloured restorations. The onsite milling machine will manufacture your porcelain restoration during your visit following an image captured via a camera. Porcelain has the advantages of aesthetics, longevity and possesses similar wear characteristics to natural tooth.