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White Fillings (also known as tooth coloured fillings) in South Kensington, London

Have you considered getting you silver fillings replaced with white fillings?
We skillfully blend a palette of shades of composite material to create natural looking and long lasting white fillings to restore your smile.

Dr. Haider Raza is an experienced cosmetic dentist providing tooth coloured fillings, which are often referred to as white fillings, for clients from South Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Kensington, Gloucester Road, Sloane Square, Fulham, Battersea, Clapham and all across London and the United Kingdom. His dental practice in South Kensington, Thurloe Street Dental provides a full range of cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, general dentistry, and restorative dentistry procedures.
If you would like to more information about white fillings or about replacing your silver fillings with white fillings, call Thurloe Street Dental in South Kensington London on 02075845551.

What is the procedure for white fillings?

First the area to be treated is numbed. Then the tooth to be treated is cleaned and the decay removed. If there are worn or broken silver or amalgam fillings these are cleaned out using special instruments. After the tooth has been prepared, the dentist places the composite in layer by layer and uses a light curing machine to harden and set each layer. Then the dentist shapes the composite to fit the tooth. He may make you bite on a strip several times to make sure the bite is correct. The dentist will then polish the composite to prevent staining and early wear.

Are silver or amalgam fillings dangerous?

Previously people have been concerned over the safety of mercury in silver fillings. Silver fillings are made out of amalgam which has been used in dentistry for over 100 years. After concerns were raised about mercury, there were many studies commissioned on the safety of amalgam in silver filings. In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluated the results of these studies and concluded that amalgam fillings are safe for adults and children above the age of 6.

Should I replace my silver fillings with white fillings?

We only recommend replacing silver fillings if they have worn out, have broken down, have fallen out, causing food trapping or discomfort or in some cases if you have been diagnosed with a specific allergy to amalgam.

What is the cost of white fillings?

The cost of white fillings depends on the size of the effected area and also the number of surfaces affected. The price varies from £90 – £220.
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What are the disadvantages?

• They are very natural looking as composite material which is used for white fillings allows the dentist to skillfully mix a palette of different shades to create the best match which blends in most with the surrounding natural teeth.
• Composite material used in white fillings bonds to the tooth and protects the remaining healthy tooth structure.

What is the cost of white fillings?

• Some people may experience sensitivity after the treatment.
• White fillings are made from composite material which stains more easily than natural teeth.
• Composite material is not as durable as amalgam or silver fillings so the fillings will wear out sooner.
• Composite material is not recommended for very large cavities that need a dental crown.

Who is a candidate for white fillings?

If you silver or amalgam fillings needing replacement due to wear or breakage, or if have decayed teeth white fillings are a good option for you.

We help clients across South Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham, Sloane Square, Knightsbridge, Kensington, Gloucester Road, Battersea, Clapham and all across London and the UK with their dental needs.

Call Thurloe Street Dental in South Kensington, London today on 02075845551 to book an appointment or to find out more about white fillings.

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