Cosmetic Dental Treatments

We also offer a range of teeth whitening and cleaning services to our clients.

  • Cleaning.
  • Exam, Scale and Polish.
  • Cleaning, with Anesthetic.
  • Periodontal Treatment.
  • Teeth Whitening.
  • Fillings.
  • Inlays/Onlays.


Fillings Fillings Fillings

Fillings are one of the most common methods of restoring teeth. They fill a hole in the tooth that has been caused by decay, playing an important role in helping us to keep a tooth for many more years. 

We use the most effective, modern, tooth-coloured materials. Unlike the more traditional grey amalgam fillings, the tooth-coloured ones look very natural, so no-one will be able to tell you have them. 

We employ the most gentle and comfortable anaesthetic techniques, as well as the strongest and most effective anaesthetics. We always ensure that throughout every visit with us, you can be completely comfortable from start to finish. 

When the decay has been removed, the tooth is then filled. For tooth coloured fillings, the material is placed into the hole in layers, with a special light being shone on each layer to speed up the setting process. We will then shape the filling, so that it looks as realistic as possible, and so it does not interfere with the way your teeth meet when you bite and chew. It will feel smooth and should be comfortable immediately. 

White fillings are only suitable where there is enough tooth structure left to support them. Where a tooth has a large old filling and you would like it replaced with a white material it is usually more reliable to get a porcelain onlay. This is a custom made block of porcelain which fits perfectly in your tooth. 

White fillings are unsuitable where large cavities in the tooth are present. 

Mercury Free:

All the fillings we do at Maxillo Clinic are Mercury Free.
We can also remove mercury fillings safely for you if you are unhappy with the appearance of them.

Dental Restoration or Dental Filling:

A filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. It is also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the aesthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material. Dental restoration also refers to the replacement of missing tooth structure that is supported by dental implants. Dental restorations can be divided into two broad types: direct restorations and indirect restorations. All dental restorations can be further classified by their location and size. A root canal filling is a restorative technique used to fill the space where the dental pulp normally resides.

Types of Material:

  • - Amalgam (silver filling)
  • - Composite Resin (white filling)
  • - Glass Ionomer Cement
  • - Gold
  • - Porcelain

Fissure Sealants

Amalgam (Silver Fillings):

This is still the most commonly used filling material in the world today. It is a mixture of mercury and at least one other metal. The most common metals used are Silver, Tin, Copper and Zinc. Amalgam remains soft for a short time so it can be packed to fill any shape of cavity; it then forms a hard compound. Amalgam lasts longer than other direct restorative materials, such as composite. In recent years however, this difference has decreased with the continual development of composite resins.

  • - Strong
  • - Easy to use
  • - Long lasting
  • - Appearance & Aesthetics
  • - Leakage and Corrosion
  • - Contain Mercury

Composite Resin (White Tooth-Coloured Fillings):

After preparing the tooth, thin glue or bonding agent is applied. Composites are then filled layer by layer and are set using a special light. After the filling is placed, the surface is then shaped, sculpted and polished. These white fillings are very popular with patients as they mimic real teeth extremely well. In some cases, it is not always possible to restore the tooth with a cosmetic white filling. 

  • - Strong
  • - Less healthy tooth structure removed
  • - Teeth look fantastic; The fillings don’t corrode or stain the teeth
  • - The fillings themselves can stain and discolour with age
  • - More technique sensitive than Amalgam
  • - Shorter lifespan than Amalgam

Gold Fillings:

These fillings are very long lasting and are popular especially for restoring back teeth. They have a long life span and many patients love the ‘look and feel’ of this type of filling. They are made by our technician and require two visits to the clinic to complete. 
  • - Strong
  • - Aesthetics
  • - Long lasting
  • - Appearance & Aesthetics (some people don’t like the ‘gold’ look)
  • - Takes two visits to complete
  • - Larger initial investment than Amalgam

Inlay Restorations:

These restorations are commonly made from Porcelain, Gold (see above) or Composite Resin. They are usually stronger and longer lasting than fillings done directly in the mouth; it takes a couple of trips to the clinic to complete this type of restoration. In the first visit, the tooth is prepared and an impression is taken. This is sent to our dental technician who makes the restoration and sends it back on a stone model of the tooth. At the second visit, we use special cement to fit the filling on the tooth. 

  • - Look beautiful
  • - Very durable; Long lasting
  • - Takes two visits to complete
  • - Larger initial investment than a direct filling


Single visit crowns 

If you have a large filling in your tooth or old leaky metal fillings you are probably a good candidate for single-visit crowns/inlays. 

These can provide beautiful long lasting restorations for your teeth which can look just like the original in only one visit. They are much stronger than regular fillings as they are milled from a solid block of porcelain using CAD/CAM. Regular silver fillings contain mercury which most doctors recommend is best avoided. White fillings are not as strong and so are only suitable for small cavities where the tooth is still strong. 

In the many other cases integral inlays/crowns are the best option. In most dental practices getting an inlay or crown means more than two visits. This means a temporary is necessary which can come loose or cause discomfort. It also usually means that a second local anaesthetic is necessary as well as a second day off work. 

Integral inlays and crowns change all that. 
We can do practically all the crowns and inlays on the back teeth in just two visits. That means you need less time off and will have less discomfort. 

You can leave the same day with your new permanent tooth.

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