White Fillings

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With white fillings, you can.

We often see patients who are reluctant to have a fillingA lay term used for the restoring of lost tooth structure by using materials such as metal, alloy, or porcelain. as they are worried about how it will look when it is done. Fillings are important for the health of your teeth and shouldn’t be put off. However, it’s normal to feel like they will be obvious if they aren’t the same colour as your teeth.  

Now, with the availability of white fillings, fillings blend in with your natural tooth colour, so it’s hard to tell that your teeth have had any work done at all. There is no discolouration and the filling is here to stay. 

White or ‘compositeSingle surface composite filling (white or tooth colored) performed on a tooth in the front of the mouth.’ fillings are moulded to the exact shape of your tooth and set using a blue light. The filling is lifelike and long lasting, which makes them a top choice amongst our patients.

Having a filling treatment is important, as untreated tooth decayThe lay term for carious lesions in a tooth; decomposition of tooth structure. can get worse over time and lead to bigger problems that might require a more serious treatment such as a root canalThe portion of the pulp cavity inside the root of a tooth; the chamber within the root of the tooth that contains the pulp.

Having the option to choose a white filling takes away any worry that your teeth won’t look their best again. You know that you are doing the best for your oral health by having your filling done, and you’ll be showing off your smile again in no time. Not to mention the elimination of any pain and irritation, while preventing the potential for future tooth decay!

So, if you’re considering a white filling or would like to know more, simply book an appointment at Colosseum now and we’ll fill you in! (Pun intended!)

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My partner has been so scared of going to the dentist and finally plucked up the courage to go.. when we rang reception to book in him they suggested he see the lady dentist downstairs. He was so happy with his treatment, she has been patient, gentle and kind to us. All of the staff were very friendly and they got him in at short notice. Thank you so much.
Julie West - Broxtowe Lane Dental Clinic

Frequently asked questions

Can you have white fillings on the NHS?
The NHS covers the cost of any necessary dental work. In anterior (front) teeth white fillings will usually be used. However, when it comes to posterior (back) teeth, amalgam (a silver filling) is the usually the first choice. If you would prefer to have a white filling, please talk to your dentist about any additional costs.
How much does it cost to get a white filling?
There is usually an additional cost for a white filling. This price can vary across regions, so it’s best to check with your local dental Practice to find out their current charges.
How long do white fillings last?
White fillings, with the proper care, should last as long as silver ones. With daily brushing, flossing and regular trips to the Dentist, you can keep your filling in a good condition.
Can you eat after getting a white filling?
You can eat after getting a filling. However, we recommend that you wait 24 hours after having your filling to eat any staining foods – like curry – and refrain from smoking to ensure that you get the best finish on your filling.
Are white fillings safe?
White fillings are entirely safe and we ensure that you are comfortable while you are being treated. If you have any concerns about the filling, please mention them to your Dentist who will be happy to discuss them with you before you are treated.
How much do white fillings cost?
If you have a tooth that needs filling, amalgam fillings are a good option and will repair your tooth. White fillings give a more cosmetic finish, as they are the same colour as your teeth, and there is an extra cost involved for this option.  
What are fillings made of?
Amalgam (silver) fillings are made of a mixture of metals including mercury, silver, tin and copper. Composite (white) fillings are made of a mixture of resin and glass.

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