White Fillings

White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are made from a versatile tooth-coloured resin. They are a great alternative to silver amalgam fillings, as they can be perfectly matched to the shade and texture of your natural teeth.

Repairs and enhances

We use fillings for a couple of different uses. Fillings not only help to restore and protect decayed teeth, but they can also be used for cosmetic improvements, such as improving the colour of your teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.

From the minute you pick up the phone to make an appointment, to the moment you leave the practice, our friendly, experienced team will be here for you.

Why choose white fillings?

  • Looks and feels natural
  • Safer than mercury fillings
  • Hard-wearing
  • Prevents further damage to teeth
  • Insulates teeth from extreme hot or cold temperatures

The process

We’ll start by removing any decay and shaping the cavity to prepare the tooth for the filling. The bond layer is then applied, which gives the filling better sticking power, and set hard under a light. The composite filling is then added layer-by-layer and set until we’ve created the desired effect. We finish off by polishing the filling to blend it in and make it look shiny and natural.

Contact us to see how white fillings could transform your smile.


Why might I need a filling?
Most people will need at least one filling at some point in their life. The most common causes for fillings are cavities, erosion of enamel and trauma to the teeth such as chips or cracks caused by injuries. Age is also a factor, as many people’s teeth go through wear and tear, and sometimes become weaker as they get older.
How long does it take to apply a filling?
It’s a straightforward process that usually takes between 20 and 30 minutes to complete. We’ll apply anaesthetic to numb your tooth, so the whole treatment is usually painless.
Can I eat and drink after having a filling?
Your filling will be set hard with a blue light, so you can eat and drink as normal after having a filling. You may just want to wait until the anaesthetic has worn off completely to eat and drink comfortably.
How long do white fillings last?
White fillings usually last between five and seven years when properly looked after. Due to the way that white composite fillings are made, they can easily be repaired and added to, rather than having to be fully replaced.
Are silver fillings better than white fillings?
Silver fillings do usually last longer than white composite fillings. However, they are more likely to cause your teeth to crack and don’t look as attractive as white fillings, which can be matched exactly to the colour, translucency and texture of your own teeth.

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