Replace Amalgam Fillings | Smile Stories

Keep the glint in your eye, not in your mouth

dental filling options - amalgam

There’s nothing like a pair of sparkling eyes when someone is smiling a genuine smile. A merry glint tells the person being smiled at that the smiler is a warm and friendly personality. However, even the loveliest smile can be ruined when the teeth have an unwelcome glint: the glint of amalgam fillings.

Now we’re not saying amalgam doesn’t have its place in dentistry. It’s an incredibly useful and cost-effective way of filling a cavity. It goes in easily and stays put, lasting often for more than a decade.


But amalgam fillings don’t look silver when they are in your mouth, they look shiny and black. And if you have a lot of fillings, rows of amalgam glinting in the sun as you throw your head back to laugh is not pretty. It also tells everyone about your dental history, and not many of us actually want anyone to know we have lots of fillings.

A whiter alternative

One of the great advances in cosmetic dentistry has been the advent of white, or tooth-coloured fillings. At Smile Stories in Bournemouth, cosmetic dentistry users are very fond of white fillings, and here’s why:

First of all, it’s because they are white, or tooth-coloured to be precise. This means that once they are in place, these fillings blend in with your teeth and make it impossible for anyone to guess how many fillings you have had.

Another big plus is that we don’t have to remove as much of your tooth when we put in a white filling for teeth. The nature of white coloured fillings material and the way it is layered in means that we only need to remove the decayed tooth material. This means fillings are smaller and your teeth remain stronger and will last longer.

The other big plus is how we can sculpt your white filling once it has been put in and cured with a UV light. This means we can recreate the chewing surface of your tooth, which takes the pressure off your other teeth and makes chewing more efficient, especially if you have lots of molars that have fillings in them.

We can do white coloured fillings from new or replace old amalgam fillings for you. Free video consultation from your best Cosmetic Dentist Bournemouth.


Dr Gareth Edwards BDS (Hons) is the co-owner of Smile Stories. Working from Bournemouth & Poole, he takes an interest in aesthetic dentistry. He’s passionate about orthodontics and is a certified Invisalign provider.

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