This case highlights how new techniques involving fibre re-enforced composites can change how we approach our restorative cases.
Traditionally the tooth below, with a large failing amalgam filling and fracture down the back wall would need some form of crown or overlay to protect it (you can learn more about these terms on our FAQ page on crowns and bridges ). As you can see from the second photo the cavity is substantial and a routine white filling would offer only limited long term stability.
Using a combination of high quality composite filling material and a sub-layer of a fibre mesh we are able to produce a great blend of strength and aesthetics which will be able to delay more complex work by up to ten years. This fibre re-enforced filling cost over £200 less than a crown, was completed in one visit and required no drilling of the surrounding sound tooth tissue.
If you would like to know more about this exciting technology and how it can help you then please do not hesitate to contact the surgery on 01580 752202 and speak to one of our team who will be happy to help.