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The natural look of white fillings has made them an increasingly popular choice. White fillings blend in with the colour of your tooth and help you maintain an attractive smile.

They are used as an alternative to silver amalgam fillings. White fillings can be used to fill the back molar teeth as well as the front teeth that are visible when you smile. White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are the fillings we provide at The Queens Dental Practice.

What material are white fillings made of?

A plastic resin composite is used to make white fillings. The filling will be colour-matched to your own teeth so that the filling looks completely natural.

When are white fillings used?

White fillings are used to repair a tooth that has been damaged by decay. More people are opting for white fillings because of their cosmetic benefits. Besides filling cavities, white fillings are also able to repair worn, fractured or broken teeth

How do white fillings compare to amalgam fillings?

Silver amalgam fillings have traditionally been used to fill the back molar teeth because of their strength and durability. Advances in the materials used in white fillings have made them stronger and comparable to amalgam fillings in terms of strength. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, white fillings are glued or bonded to the tooth. This means that silver fillings often require more drilling of the tooth so that they are locked in place to prevent them from falling out. White fillings are bonded to the tooth, so they often require less drilling and preserve more of the natural tooth. Compared to silver fillings they can help to hold the tooth together making it less likely to chip and break. White fillings are also easier to repair and refurbish in the future.

What are the benefits of white fillings?

  • They blend in with your teeth and look natural
  • Bond to teeth to provide support
  • More of the tooth is preserved
  • They are easier to repair and refurbish in the future

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"Jonathon Brown recently replaced a strategic front tooth with an implant. Right from the beginning Mr. Brown was clear and articulate about what he could do and how he would achieve it. The treatment itself went smoothly and on schedule…

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"After years of begrudging the six-monthly check-up (or every nine years), I thought I'd give Queens a go as I was working in the station house opposite.  An endless string of dentists who showed no interest in me or my health…

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Mr M.D.

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"You can expect a truly personal service from Paul and the rest of his friendly and professional team at the Queens Dental Practice – I’ve been a patient for several years and I can’t recommend them highly enough. Whether for general…

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Mrs LH

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"Childhood experiences of visits to the dentist supplemented by my reluctant occasional subsequent appointments as a young adult left me with a huge fear of dentistry and meant that I would only visit the dentist for many decades in extreme circumstances.…

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Mr A.W.

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"Following a course of treatment with Dr Jonathon Brown, I needed both upper and lower dentures. I was treated on the NHS and was fitted with plastic dentures. These required a fixative to keep them in place, and the taste…

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"After searching far and wide for a new family dentist, I’m so pleased to have found the Queens Dental Practice. Paul is simply an outstanding dentist, supported by a great team. Not only is he very thorough, but he has…

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