It’s funny that no matter how many gadgets and time-saving devices we invent, even with game changers like the internet, nothing ever seems to give us more free time. We all work as hard as ever, and taking time off, even for important dental work, can be difficult to factor into our super-busy schedules.
You will know all about this if you commute to the area around Oxford Street. Trying to get into London and across London can be nightmare enough without having to get back again to make an appointment on the other side of town, or in the country.
That’s why it can make real sense to have a dentist in Soho close to where you work. You can so much more easily get appointments that you can pop out to without having to take entire mornings or afternoons off and lose precious annual leave.
Here at PS Dental Care, our dentists, Antonis Pisiaras and Nuno Santos are backed up by former practice-owner Doug Jarvis. Between us, we have more than 60 years of experience of dental practice.
At this dentist in Soho, we don’t use mercury at all. We know that amalgam is still accepted as safe to use by the FDI World Dental Association, but more and more practices are offering white composite fillings as an alternative.
Instead of mercury mixed with silver-tin, white composite is made of plastics mixed with glass. Over the years, composite fillings have become much more durable, and putting the question of toxicity to one side, composite fillings have several advantages.
Composite materials can bond with your teeth, so there is no infinitesimal gap between the filling and your teeth for bacteria to sneak into to create decay. Amalgam just sits in the cavity and even though it can be tightly packed in, there is still the chance of decay happening under the filling.
We don’t need to remove as much healthy tooth material for composite fillings, which means your filled tooth is stronger.
We can sculpt composite fillings, giving you back the mounds and valleys that make for better chewing.
Let us not forget that composite looks a whole lot nicer.