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White Fillings in West London

What Are Fillings?

White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are dental restorations used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay, cracks, or fractures. Unlike traditional silver amalgam fillings, white fillings are made from a composite resin material that matches the colour of your teeth, offering a discreet and natural-looking solution. These fillings are highly durable and versatile, making them an excellent choice for both front and back teeth.

Types of Veneers

White Fillings

White fillings, crafted from a tooth-coloured composite resin, are renowned for their natural appearance, seamlessly blending with the surrounding teeth. Composed of a composite resin material, they bond directly to the tooth structure, requiring less removal of healthy tooth material, especially for smaller cavities. Patients often experience less post-treatment sensitivity with white fillings due to lower temperature conduction, and they are less prone to expansion and contraction with temperature changes, promoting stability. Considered biocompatible and containing no mercury, white fillings offer both aesthetic and functional benefits.

Traditional Silver Fillings

Traditional silver fillings present a silver-grey appearance that can be conspicuous when speaking or laughing. Made from a mixture of metals including silver, tin, mercury, and copper, they may necessitate more extensive removal of healthy tooth material to accommodate the filling. Silver fillings can transmit temperature changes more effectively, potentially leading to increased sensitivity, and they tend to expand and contract with temperature fluctuations, potentially causing stress on the tooth structure. While containing mercury, raising questions about potential health risks, numerous studies support their safety, although concerns persist about their biocompatibility.

Why Choose White Fillings?

Choosing white fillings offers several advantages that make them a popular choice for dental restorations:

1

Aesthetic Appeal

White fillings are made of a composite resin material that can be precisely colour-matched to your natural teeth. This means they blend seamlessly with your smile, making them virtually indistinguishable from your real teeth. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, which can be quite noticeable when you talk or laugh, white fillings offer a discreet and natural appearance.
2

Conservative Treatment

White fillings require the removal of less healthy tooth structure compared to some other filling materials. Dentists can bond composite resin directly to the tooth, allowing for a more conservative restoration. This means you can preserve more of your natural tooth structure.
3

Versatility

Composite resin can be used to fill cavities, repair chipped or cracked teeth, and even reshape teeth for cosmetic purposes. Its versatility makes it a valuable option for a wide range of dental concerns.
4

Strength and Durability

Modern composite materials are strong and durable, making them suitable for both front and back teeth. They can withstand the forces of biting and chewing and have a long lifespan when cared for properly.
5

Biocompatibility

White fillings are free of mercury and other metals found in amalgam fillings. This makes them an excellent choice for individuals with metal sensitivities or allergies.
6

Minimal Sensitivity

Unlike some other materials, composite fillings tend to cause less post-operative sensitivity. Patients often experience less discomfort after getting white fillings.
7

Easy Reparability

In the event of damage or wear over time, white fillings can be easily repaired or replaced without having to remove the entire filling. This is not always the case with other types of fillings.
8

Conservation of Tooth Structure

Composite fillings bond directly to the tooth, strengthening it and helping to prevent further decay. This conservative approach is beneficial for long-term dental health.
9

Reduced Risk of Fracture

White fillings are less likely to cause tooth fractures, which can sometimes occur with amalgam fillings due to their expansion and contraction properties.
10

Safe and Non-Toxic

Composite resin fillings are considered safe and non-toxic. They do not release any harmful substances into the body, providing peace of mind for patients concerned about their health.

The White Filling Procedure

The white filling procedure, also known as a composite filling, is a common dental treatment used to restore teeth affected by decay, damage, or cavities. Here’s a step-by-step overview of what you can expect during a white-filling procedure:

The Cost of White Fillings

The cost of white fillings can vary depending on factors such as the size of the filling, the location of the tooth, and the complexity of the procedure. At DS Dental Studio, we offer competitive pricing, starting from £95. Our dentist will provide you with a detailed cost estimate during your consultation.

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Why Choose DS Dental Studio for White Fillings?

Opting for DS Dental Studio for your white fillings guarantees expert care and precision from an experienced dental team, ensuring tailored treatments matching your unique dental needs and natural tooth shade, all under one trusted roof.

Personalised Approach

Our personalised approach ensures tailored treatments matching your unique dental needs and natural tooth shade, ensuring your comfort during and after the procedure.

Quality Materials

We utilise high-quality composite resin materials for both aesthetics and durability, minimising discomfort during and after the procedure, with our patient-centric care and comprehensive services ensuring your well-being.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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White fillings blend in with your natural teeth, offering a more aesthetically pleasing option compared to traditional silver amalgam fillings. They are also mercury-free.
White fillings have improved in durability over the years and can withstand normal chewing forces. However, they may not be as long-lasting as silver fillings in some cases.
White fillings are typically used for front and visible teeth due to their natural appearance. For molars and teeth subjected to heavy chewing, your dentist may recommend other materials.
White fillings can stain or discolour over time, especially if you consume staining foods or beverages like coffee, tea, or red wine. Regular professional cleanings can help prevent this.
Yes, it's possible to replace old silver fillings with white fillings for cosmetic reasons or if there are concerns about the safety of silver amalgam fillings.
The lifespan of white fillings can vary depending on factors like oral hygiene and the location of the filling. On average, they can last between 7 to 10 years or longer with proper care.

What Our Patients Are Saying

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Pro gamer Supp (Hi bruh)
2024-05-12
The overall customer service at DS Dental Studio is excellent. My hygienist has been Sarah Alnaho. She is amazing and through when cleaning ones teeth. I'm always happy with her services and advice to keep my teeth in good condition. Bré Hopwood😊
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Liza Patoux
2024-05-11
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Jimmy Beakney
2024-03-09
Excellent dental practice staffed with professionals you can trust
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Neil T
2024-03-09
I've been a patient here almost 15 years since they were in BBC White City building. I get regular hygienist and annual check-up with dentist. Always friendly and professional. Prices are reasonable. I'm confident that my teeth are well looked after 😁
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Jo Attree
2024-03-01
I've been going here for years. Treatment is efficient and effective. And I always get good advice.
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Mr Pip
2024-02-16
Just a wonderful friendly family dentist. Children have been using them since babies. They actually enjoy going. From reception to extraction they are professional, clear in communicating and warm personalities

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