Discoloured Fillings
Discoloured Fillings

Conditions

Discoloured Fillings

Fillings can become discoloured for a number of reasons. To prevent this from happening, make sure to practise good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing at least twice a day and attending regular dental check ups. We also provide deep cleaning to ensure that no plaque buildup remains on the teeth, preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

Another way to prevent discoloured fillings is to avoid the overconsumption of food and drinks which may stain or damage the teeth and the filling material, such as coffee, red wine, tobacco and sugary drinks.

About this Condition

For many people, even good dental hygiene does not always prevent the discolouration of fillings, especially if you’ve had them for many years.

Sometimes, discoloured fillings can indicate that they are no longer functioning as needed. This can lead to small gaps in the filling which allow food and bacteria to enter, risking decay in the tooth. This could lead to more significant problems if left untreated, as further decay may damage the structure of the tooth, risking the loss of the filling or surrounding tooth altogether. If you notice a discoloured filling, it’s important to book a consultation so that we can ascertain whether the filling is functioning as needed and to discuss your options for treatment.

If the filling is found to be defective, these options might include:

Even if our expert team assesses that your filling is protecting you from decay, you may still wish for further treatment. Discoloured fillings can cause self-consciousness and embarrassment when you laugh or talk to others. However, there are many options for you to regain a healthy, aesthetically pleasing smile, including: 

  •     Teeth whitening
  •     Regular deep cleaning

Having clean, bright teeth can go a long way to helping you restore your confidence and elevate your self-esteem.

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