New technological advancements in dentistry enable white or natural tooth coloured fillings to be used in restoring decayed and broken teeth. Our fillings are made from composite or resin and are highly durable, strong and long lasting.
As an alternative to fillings, inlays and onlays can be used to restore your smile.
Inlays and onlays are made specially in a dental laboratory to repair a damaged tooth.
An inlay is small and within the biting surface of the tooth whereas an onlay will cover a larger area of the tooth. These restorations can be made from porcelain, gold or composite resin and are bonded to the damaged area of a tooth. Most patients nowadays choose to have a porcelain inlay or onlay as it is hard wearing, long lasting and can also be matched to the colour of your natural teeth.
If the tooth is damaged extensively, a crown may be needed to restore the tooth.
You may need a white filling if you have:
- Broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
- To repair unsightly, old or broken fillings
- To replace mercury and amalgam fillings
- Tooth sensitivity
- Gum recession
We will make you feel comfortable and relaxed before, during and after this routine procedure, so there’s no need to delay.
White fillings are completed in one easy appointment. Firstly, we numb the area so that the procedure is comfortable. We then gently remove the portion of your tooth that has been damaged and then replace the missing tooth structure with a filling. We shine a bright blue light on the filling which will harden the filling making it very strong.
The filling is made of a shade of composite resin filling material so that once filled, it looks like your real tooth again. It’s simple!
White fillings match the colour of your natural teeth, to give you a natural looking smile with great dental health and function. You can speak, bite, chew and eat as normal.
If you have had anaesthetic during your procedure, you may feel numb for a few hours. Once the numbness has worn off, you can speak, bite, chew and eat as normal.
We understand that price is an important consideration factor. Like any dental treatment, the cost of a filling is dependant on the size and type of white filling used and how long your treatment will take to complete.
When you come to see us for your first consultation, we will determine the most appropriate treatment for you and provide you with a treatment plan and cost.
Your fillings are guaranteed for one year.
To obtain an estimate for the total cost for your treatment, please call 020 8567 4344 for your consultation or email us.
As an alternative to fillings, we use inlays and onlays to rejuvenate your smile. If the tooth is damaged extensively, a crown may be needed to restore the tooth.
Prevention is better than cure. Making changes to your diet and oral hygiene routine may be the best way to prevent the need for future fillings. We offer a range of general and cosmetic dental treatments, so you can be sure to get the best treatment to suit your needs.
Alternative treatments: Hygiene Therapy, Porcelain Veneers, Crowns