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White Fillings

White Fillings

Don’t let cavities spoil your smile!

Cavities or holes in your teeth are caused by tooth decay. If you have a cavity, you will need a filling to repair the tooth.

Patients from Shepperton, Upper Halliford, Lower Halliford, Walton-on-Thames, Chertsey, Littleton and throughout Surrey are choosing white fillings over the traditional amalgam fillings because they blend in with your teeth and are inconspicuous in your mouth.

White fillings are made from a tooth coloured composite resin which is durable. Your dentist will spend time carefully preparing the tooth – ensuring that all the decay is removed before shaping your tooth. The composite white filling is then applied to your tooth and hardened with a laser light so that it holds firm.

Benefits of white fillings in Shepperton

Patients from Chertsey, Littleton, Upper Halliford, Lower Halliford, Walton-on-Thames, Shepperton and throughout Surrey are choosing white fillings because:

White fillings are matched to the colour of your teeth, so they appear natural and blend in with your other teeth. They do not stand out like silver amalgam fillings
Made from composite material, white fillings are durable and add protection and shape to your tooth
White fillings are less likely to be sensitive to hot and cold things in your mouth which can occur with silver metal fillings

White Fillings FAQs

How long do white fillings last for?
On average, white fillings last for about 10 years, but with good care, there’s no reason why they cannot last longer. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. Visit the dentist and hygienist regularly.
Are white fillings better than silver fillings?
White fillings are made of composite material which is strong and durable and won’t crack like amalgam fillings can. The main advantage of white fillings is the aesthetics – patients prefer to have natural looking teeth without any metal showing. Amalgam fillings are traditionally made from mercury and whilst this is a small amount, many patients don’t like the idea of having mercury in their mouth. White fillings provide an ideal alternative.
Is it possible to get my silver fillings replace with white fillings?
Yes, it is! Many patients now come to Shepperton Dental surgery to replace amalgam fillings with white fillings, and this easy process is a significant way to improve the appearance of your teeth. Book a free consultation to find out more.