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Composite Filling

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Before And After Photos

Internal external bleaching of non-vital tooth with an existing root canal treatment. This upper left central had been stained for years and this patient did not like to smile. This minimally invasive procedure and addition of composite to the fractured edges brought his smile back.

Photographs courtesy of Dr Naomi Alesbury.

A simple amalgam filling in a molar tooth with tooth fracture and decay. Replaced using minimally invasive techniques with a white adhesive filling (composite).

Photographs courtesy of Dr Naomi Alesbury.

Another example of a white filling being used for a full cuspal coverage restoration, this covers ‘fracture prone’ cusps of teeth, enclosing them in white filling material and reducing risk of fracture. The middle image shows decay removal- the dark colour is healthy (stained tooth tissue) removing this is not advised as it can kill the tooth. You can see the shine though of the old amalgam (silver filling) staining on the final filling, this could have been covered with an opaque filling material had it affected the aesthetic zone.

Photographs courtesy of Dr Naomi Alesbury.

A wear case. This patient had been biting his nails. I restored the front teeth with white (composite) filling material and in doing so protected the back teeth from being worn. He also looked 10 years younger as a result!

I talk to patients about their tooth surface loss and will evaluate how much protection their teeth give them as a part of their basic examination. This is a nice example of where early intervention could have prevented 2-3 mm of wear.

Photographs courtesy of Dr Naomi Alesbury.

A wear case. This patient had been biting his nails. I restored the front teeth with white (composite) filling material and in doing so protected the back teeth from being worn. He also looked 10 years younger as a result!

I talk to patients about their tooth surface loss and will evaluate how much protection their teeth give them as a part of their basic examination. This is a nice example of where early intervention could have prevented 2-3 mm of wear.

Photographs courtesy of Dr Naomi Alesbury.

Before (Photo 1) Molar tooth opened for root canal treatment.

After (Photo 2): At the end of the root canal treatment, a full cuspal coverage white (composite) filling has been placed. This is done by hand (chairside). The Purple and white you see on the image are used to keep the tooth isolated increasing the success of the treatment.

Photographs courtesy of Dr Naomi Alesbury.

A simple replacement of an amalgam (sliver) filling with a composite (white) filling.

You can see the red marks of the paper I use to ensure the bite is comfortable and safe after placing a filling. This reduces risk of sensitivity and discomfort after a filling.

Photographs courtesy of Dr Naomi Alesbury.

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