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The natural looking way to repair damage

If your teeth have been affected by decay but you don’t want a noticeable repair, we can provide white (composite) fillings – a virtually invisible alternative to more obvious silver amalgam fillings. Composite fillings offer an aesthetic repair, rebuilding teeth and restoring them back to full functionality.

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Why have white fillings?

  • Able to effectively repair damaged, chipped, broken or worn teeth
  • The composite material can be colour matched to the shade of your natural teeth
  • Blend seamlessly with your existing teeth
  • Minimally invasive, with less of the tooth needing to be removed
  • Durable and strong

What does the treatment involve?

We numb the affected area using local anaesthetic, and carefully remove the decayed part of your tooth before cleaning it thoroughly.

We apply an acidic gel to your tooth, which creates tiny holes to allow the composite material to bond to it and create an effective repair. This gel is then washed away and your tooth thoroughly dried.

We carefully colour match the composite material to the shade of your natural tooth, and apply it in layers, gradually building up the shape. We can mould the composite so it fits perfectly in your tooth cavity and feels comfortable.

We harden the composite material using a UV light and give it a professional polish to protect the filling and prevent staining.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Composite fillings are suitable for teeth in both the front and back of the mouth and can help strengthen a damaged tooth. Though often considered a less hardwearing option for tooth repair than metal fillings, modern materials mean white fillings now offer an equally durable restoration.

  • Many people opt for a white filling over the more traditional silver amalgam for aesthetic reasons, as the silver stands out a lot more in the mouth. A white dental filling has many of the same strong and durable qualities as amalgam, and contains no metal.

  • White fillings blend beautifully into your natural teeth, and can’t be seen when you talk, laugh or smile. We ensure the composite material is colour matched to the shade of your natural teeth to give the most aesthetic repair possible.

  • If you have silver amalgam fillings and would like a more aesthetic alternative, we can change them for white composite. We remove the entire silver filling, clean your tooth and apply the composite to the tooth cavity for a natural looking repair.

  • Yes, a composite dental filling can be easily repaired if it becomes damaged. As the composite is applied in layers and is able to bond to itself, we can add more material to cover the damage to your filling. In some cases, we may opt to remove the whole filling and replace it, but this still can be achieved in a single appointment.

  • The best way to look after your white filling is to simply treat it as part of your natural tooth. Brush and floss twice a day to prevent decay forming, and visit your dentist for regular check up appointments.

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