Our white fillings promise to banish decay and strengthen teeth while preserving the natural beauty of your smile. We are proud to be a mercury-free practice, so if you’re sick of showing metal fillings when you smile or laugh or you have signs of dental decay, we can replace your old metal fillings and fit new white fillings.
What are white fillings?
White fillings are made from a combination of resins and dental composite, matching the shade of your tooth. There are lots of different shades of composite available and your dentist will select the match closest to your tooth. White fillings not only blend in with the natural shade of the tooth for ultimate discretion, they also provide a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to mercury amalgam fillings.
Why would I need a filling?
Fillings are generally used to treat decayed teeth when a cavity has formed. Filling the tooth makes it stronger and helps to protect it from injury and damage. The procedure to fill a tooth also helps to reduce the spread of bacteria through the tooth, which reduces the risk of severe infection.
What happens during the filling procedure?
Having a filling is nothing to worry about. The procedure is usually complete within an hour and it is carried out under local anaesthetic so that you don’t feel any pain. Before the composite is placed inside the tooth, the cavity is cleaned completely and any traces of decayed tissue are removed. Bonding material is then placed inside the cavity and the composite is moulded to fit the hole. It is then set using a curing light and trimmed to make sure of a perfect fit.