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White Fillings

Even though we are taking better care of our teeth than ever before, only the lucky few of us will avoid the need for a filling at some point in our lives.

A filling may be required for various reasons including decay, damage or wear to the surface of the tooth.

For aesthetic reasons, many people now opt for composite resin (tooth coloured) fillings over metal coloured amalgam.

Composite filings (made from a mixture of plastic and glass called silicone dioxide) have been used for over forty years. Originally the materials used were considered inferior to metals, however modern composite fillings now prove just as hard-wearing and durable as amalgam.

Today they are used in all teeth.

Composite fillings in summary:

  • White fillings are more expensive and are not available on the NHS- like amalgam fillings are. If you want them you will need to pay for them.
  • Despite this, many patients choose to have composite fillings because of the aesthetic advantages.
  • If you are worried about the effects of dental amalgam on your health then you can avoid it -composite fillings do not contain any amalgam.
  • Modern composite materials are proving more durable with many now just as strong as amalgam.
  • The location of the filling in your mouth and depth of the cavity may well affect the life expectancy of your composite filling.
  • Composite fillings are slightly trickier to place and therefore the work can take a little longer than with amalgam (approx 15-20 mins).

(4.8 of 5) - 24 Reviews
(4.8 of 5) - 24 Reviews
May 14, 2021
5/ 5stars
Always very helpful and look after my teeth beautifully. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
May 14, 2021
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May 12, 2021
5/ 5stars
Antony Collins is a wonderful dentist and I have every confidence in him I have been with him for over 20 years
May 12, 2021
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May 12, 2021
4/ 5stars
All good as always
May 11, 2021
5/ 5stars
Always a pleasure with the team friendly and professional and all precautions in place for cover 19 safety all keep safe
May 11, 2021
5/ 5stars
Very efficient, Natasha is so professional. Great experience
May 11, 2021
5/ 5stars
Great customer service
May 11, 2021
5/ 5stars
As always Anthony and his fabulous team made up for the long awaited covid disruption to my teeth health thank you x
May 11, 2021
5/ 5stars
Friendly, professional service. I' m always pleased with the treatment I receive. Thank you.
May 11, 2021
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May 11, 2021
5/ 5stars
Very good as always
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May 11, 2021
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Very efficient and thoughtful experience.
May 10, 2021
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May 7, 2019
AM
5/ 5stars
I needed some specialist dental work doing before having implants; work that my NHS dentist couldn't do. These guys really helped me out. Pain-free treatment delivered by caring hands. Top-notch dentists and great people.
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May 7, 2017
DW
5/ 5stars
Excellent friendly service. Always feel my family and I are in safe hand.
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May 7, 2017
JJ
5/ 5stars
Fantastic dentists who always do what's best for you and your teeth.
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May 7, 2016
n
5/ 5stars
A fantastic dentist who cured my phobia snd really friendly staff. Recommended !!
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