Wherever possible, Dr Alison J Brown uses mercury-free, tooth-coloured composites for our restorations which are matched to the colour of your teeth wherever possible.
These modern advanced materials often do not require an anaesthetic as they are adhesive and they can be done without discomfort. Dr Alison J Brown will prepare your tooth first by careful treatment of the surfaces of the tooth, cleansing, drying the tooth and applying a bonding agent. The tooth has to be kept very dry and then the composite can be applied and set with a curing light for a few seconds. Alison will then check the new restoration is perfect and then polish it. In most cases, we find the new materials are so good that you do not need a crown afterwards – even when you may have broken a large piece of tooth. These composite fillings are durable, metal and mercury – free and above all are aesthetically pleasing.
If you have old mercury amalgam fillings present and are thinking about replacing them, Dr Brown will be able to explain how this can best be carried out.
Alison is experienced in providing practically pain free analgesia and in looking after nervous patients. She will treat you sensitively and her reassuring manner will help you to have a positive experience