For more than 150 years, standard fillings have been composed of a silvery-grey substance known as ‘amalgam’. This material has been renowned for its durability and longevity in dental fillings. However, many people find it unattractive and some are concerned about possible health risks.

Presently, white fillings have emerged as a widely embraced substitute for amalgam fillings. The latest advancements in dental materials have made it significantly easier to achieve a seamless match with the shade of a specific tooth. In most cases it is quite impossible to see that the tooth even has a filling. Sometimes white filling material can be used to cover unsightly marks on teeth, in a similar way to veneers.

Are you aware of the visibility of your silver fillings when you laugh or smile? Our white fillings offer the remedy you seek. Completely unnoticeable in your oral cavity, these white fillings deliver results that are both natural-looking and enduring.

Frequently Asked Questions

White fillings have the major advantage of being tooth-coloured, so your filling isn’t noticeable inside your mouth. They’re made of a material that’s mouldable and bonds to your tooth, which means less drilling is required, and less of the tooth needs to be removed to place the filling.
Not at all. Fillings are carried out under a local anaesthetic so you won’t feel a thing during treatment. If you are at all nervous about having an injection, do let us know so that we can gently help you through the procedure – we have a number of tried and tested techniques at our disposal and lots of experience helping nervous patients.
Some patients can experience extra sensitivity for up to three weeks after the treatment, which gradually subsides. For most, though, a filling treatment is very straightforward. The anaesthetic wears off after 1-3 hours and after that you should be able to return to normal activity. Children must be observed until the anaesthesia has completely worn off.
White fillings have an average lifespan of around 12 years – and potentially longer if you follow a robust oral hygiene routine at home.

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