D.A. & C. Houston & Associates

160 – 166 & 172 Milton Road
Weston-Super-Mare
North Somerset, BS23 2YG
(01934) 622824 / 623784 View Practice View CQC Report

Smile & Face Dental Practice

75 Macrae Road
Eden Business Park, Ham Green
North Somerset, BS20 0DD
(01275) 373497 View Practice View CQC Report

Grendon Lodge Dental Practice

22 St. John’s Road
Clevedon, North Somerset
BS21 7TG
(01275) 342183 View Practice View CQC Report

The Houston Group @ Nailsea

12 Clevedon Road, Nailsea
North Somerset
BS48 1EH
(01275) 866359 View Practice View CQC Report
01934 622824

Cosmetic Fillings & Inlays

composite-fillings-before-after Cosmetic Fillings & Inlays White fillings and inlays are relatively new solutions to the problem of replacing holes caused by decay. They supersede amalgram (silver coloured and mercury containing) fillings, which have been used for around 150 years. Cosmetically, it makes more sense to use a tooth-coloured substance to fill holes, rather than unsightly amalgam which can spoil an otherwise attractive smile.

Method

White Fillings: Decay or old amalgam is removed, the holes are shaped and these are then filled with a tooth-coloured paste or composite containing glass particles. The composite is then cured with ultraviolet light.

Inlays: The best inlays are made from porcelain, providing a state-of-art way to fill holes left by decay. The decay is removed and an impression taken of the tooth which is used to create a plaster cast on which the inlay can be modelled. The result is an inlay which precisely fits the offending hole, modelled in detail to resemble a natural tooth.

Porcelain Inlays:

Advantages:

  • Replicates the natural tooth
  • Less destructive to tooth tissue
  • Hardwearing
  • Will not stain
  • Non-toxic

Disadvantages:

  • Can cause sensitivity
  • More expensive

Key Facts

  • No. of Appointments Two
  • Life expectancy: Approximate 5-20 years
  • Recommended uses: Molars (double teeth)

White Fillings

Advantages:

  • Natural looking
  • You can eat immediately after treatment
  • Non-toxic
  • Strengthens the tooth
  • Less destructive to tooth tissue

Disadvantages:

  • Can cause sensitivity
  • Stains with age
  • Less durable

Key Facts

  • No. of appointments: One
  • Life expectancy: Approximate 2-10 years
  • Recommended uses: Back and front teeth

Amalgam:

Advantages:

  • Durable

Disadvantages:

  • Chip and corrode with age
  • Unnatural looking
  • Potentially toxic
  • More tooth tissue needs to be removed.

Key Facts

  • No. of appointments One
  • Life expectancy Approximate 5-15 years
  • Recommended Back teeth

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Years Of Experience

The philosophy of our group of practices is to allow our patients to meet their clinicians in a relaxed environment permitting us to explain the essence and principles behind the exciting and innovative venture that is the driving force behind all of the practices within our group.

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Patient Plan

This offers all the features of the Houston Dental Care Plan, but members are entitled to two dental appointments and up to four hygiene appointments per year. Please note, discounts only apply to treatments carried out at the practice.

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