White / Composite Fillings

What type of filling?

We offer the old type of fillings but understand filling teeth with grey makes little sense when what everyone wants is white teeth. So, we offer a far more attractive alternative: long lasting, white fillings that are much more aesthetically pleasing than the old style amalgam fillings.

White or Composite fillings

White composite resin is a little more expensive than silver amalgam but the benefit of retaining the appearance of your natural teeth is well worth it.The high-quality composites used by us are known for their remarkable performance and durability that look exactly like your natural teeth. For a long time Silver amalgam has been an important material in dental care, but the technique for its use means healthy tooth tissue often has to be removed along with the decay. But the technique with white filling material is quite different, where we remove only decaying tissue. We prefer this minimally invasive technique.

Replacing silver fillings

Many of our patients have replaced their old silver fillings with white composite, for cosmetic reasons or because they’re concerned about the mercury content in amalgam. This must be approached with care and we’ll talk about it fully with you, but if you want to have your silver fillings replaced we can bring back your natural look. Ultimately we’re guided by the British Dental Association, which states that dental amalgam is a safe filling material.

Inlays and Onlays for larger cavities

For small to medium sized cavities white fillings are best . For large cavities you may consider inlays or onlays. Check our Inlays and Onlays page for more information.

Contact the practice to book an appointment: 0208 888 0881.

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