Our dental clinic is open and you can read our COVID-safe procedures here.
We have unfortunately had to temporarily stop our beauty treatments in line with Government regulations. All existing appointments will be rescheduled.
"Our family have been patients at York House for over 30 years and even though we moved away 15 years ago, we would never consider leaving, preferring to travel the 2 hours for the service we receive."
At York House, we take a holistic approach to dentistry. This means carrying out a wide range of dental treatments and services with aesthetics in mind as well as functionality.
For this reason, we’re pleased to offer our patients the latest in composite (white) tooth fillings and dental inlays & onlays. Ultimately, our Chesham patients can now benefit from a seamless smile that looks as good as it functions.
Do you need a tooth filling or are you wanting to replace old silver (amalgam) fillings with ones that are tooth-coloured? Call our experienced team on 01494 783 874 today!
A white filling is simply a less noticeable alternative to a silver (amalgam) filling.
Made from durable composite resin, white fillings can be colour-matched to your teeth. Just like amalgam fillings, they are designed to repair a tooth cavity but because the resin is tooth-coloured, they can also be used to repair cracked or chipped teeth – particularly those situated in the smile line.
In other words, white tooth fillings here in Chesham provide a multi-functional repair that is aesthetically driven.
Sometimes a patient comes to us with a larger cavity or repair.
This might not warrant a dental crown but is too large for a white or silver filling. In these cases, we provide patients with dental inlays and onlays.
As the name suggests, dental inlays are designed to fit snugly ‘into’ the hollow of the tooth while dental onlays are placed ‘onto’ the tooth cusp. They can be made from either composite resin (the same material as white tooth fillings) or dental porcelain. Either way inlays and onlays can repair a tooth without it losing any of its natural beauty.
Like white fillings, inlays and onlays offer protection and strength to a damaged tooth while being less invasive than other tooth restorations.
It depends! Factors like cavity structure, the size of the hole and the position of the problem tooth can all impact on the time taken to give you a seamless smile. However, as a general rule of thumb, allow yourself 1 hour and you won’t go far wrong.
In a word, no. Thanks to localised anaesthesia, once the dentist has numbed the area, you shouldn’t feel a thing. For those patients who are particularly nervous or dental phobic, we also provide dental sedation upon request.
Unlike silver amalgam fillings, patients being fitted with white fillings or composite inlays can eat right away after treatment. However, we would recommend that you wait for any anesthetic to fully wear off before eating. Otherwise, you may run the risk of biting your cheek or tongue.
The longevity factor for composite fillings or composite inlays is improving all the time and now they may be on a par with silver amalgam fillings depending upon where in the mouth they’re situated. As a result, and provided composite filings are looked after correctly, they can last for 7-10 years.
As a community dentist, we have been serving the patients of Amersham, Berkhamsted, Tring and of course, Chesham, for many years and over that time we have evolved to provide treatments that benefit our patients both functionally and aesthetically.
So, If you do have a problem tooth and think you might need a tooth repair, come and talk to York House Dental about our dental inlays & onlays or white tooth fillings in Chesham. We can help you with a fully functioning tooth repair that enhances the look of your smile.
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