White fillings are a highly effective way to repair teeth damaged by decay. They are a great alternative to traditional, silver fillings as the composite resin material can be coloured to match your natural teeth, making the repair almost invisible. Our team at Stoke Lane Dentistry can quickly improve the appearance of your smile by using white fillings to replace existing silver ones.
Why choose White Fillings?
Fillings are very common. Silver coloured amalgam has been used to effectively repair teeth cavities for many years. Although effective, the metal material is easy to see when the mouth is open. This can make people self-conscious when talking or laughing.
White fillings (also known as tooth coloured fillings) have the same functional benefits as traditional fillings but with the added advantage of being extremely discreet and hard to detect, allowing you to show off your smile with confidence.
Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, which are made from a combination of different metals, white fillings are made from a composite material that consists primarily of powdered glass particles and acrylic resin.
Although White Fillings are strong and effective, they are not as hard wearing as amalgam, so greater care must be taken with them. Your dentist may advise using amalgam for fillings on the chewing surfaces of teeth at the back of the mouth, where greater durability is required.
The exact length of the appointment depends on the individual case but typically will take no longer than an hour. You will usually be given a local anaesthetic prior to treatment. Any decay or previous filling material is removed and the affected area cleaned and prepared. The tooth coloured composite material is then used to fill the cavity and is finally hardened under UV light and polished.
We aim to ensure our prices are affordable and highly competitive compared to other dentists in Bristol. A single white filling will typically cost from £90.00. Please visit our Fees Page for all our latest prices