Composite Fillings London
Enhance your smile with composite fillings in London.
Composite Fillings in London
Do you have cracked or decayed teeth?
Whether it be a result of ageing, accident, injury or poor oral care, Bishopsgate Dental Care is proud to provide several safe and long-term treatments at our London practice, one of which being composite fillings.
But what are composite fillings and are you a Cosuitable candidate for such treatment? Read on to find out how they differ from traditional fillings.
What are composite fillings?
Composite fillings (also known as resin fillings, white fillings or tooth-coloured fillings) are a natural-looking and long-lasting alternative to standard dental fillings – used to repair cracks, fissures and rotting teeth.
Amalgam fillings (silver fillings) have been the go-to choice for a long time. However, composite resin can be matched to the shade of your natural tooth, disguising the fact that you’ve had dental treatment.
Although composite tooth fillings help resolve current dental issues, they can also prevent issues from developing later in life – allowing you to maintain good oral health for longer.
Who are composite fillings for?
Composite fillings are an ideal treatment option for patients who want to maintain natural-looking teeth.
They can be used to:
- Fill a tooth that has decayed
- Repair visible chips on the front teeth
- Fix damaged teeth caused by an accident, injury or trauma
- Strengthen worn teeth from grinding or erosion
If you’re unsure whether you’re a candidate for dental composite fillings, we encourage you to contact our clinic to book a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll assess the condition of your teeth and gums, to help us determine whether you could benefit from our white fillings or an alternative dental treatment.
How long do composite fillings last?
Tooth-coloured fillings will last approximately 8 -12 years, depending on:
1. The location of the filling(s) in the mouth
2. How well you care for your teeth and fillings
3. What sort of foods and drinks you consume
4. Whether you grind or clench your teeth (bruxism)
Unlike amalgam fillings, they won’t corrode or expand over time. If your filling becomes loose, damaged or falls out, we can repair or replace it with ease. And if a small piece breaks, we can add it back on instead of replacing the entire thing – meaning less time spent in the treatment chair.
What to expect during a composite filling procedure?
After a consultation with one of our dentists, you may have been told that you need one or more fillings.
The composite filling procedure can usually be completed within 40 minutes and involves removing the affected or decayed part of the tooth before placing the tooth-coloured resin material in its place.
Having performed countless composite filling procedures in our time, you can trust you’re in capable hands with the team at Bishopsgate Dental Care.
Before we begin treatment, we numb the affected area to minimise pain and discomfort during the procedure.
After making sure your mouth is fully numbed, our dentist will clean the area and prepare the tooth for the filling – carefully layering the composite material to rebuild the cavity.
A special light is used to cure (harden) each individual layer and the filling is later shaped and polished so that it looks and functions just like the rest of your natural teeth.
If you have any questions about the composite filling treatment process, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0207 377 6762.
Why choose Bishopsgate Dental Care composite fillings?
Bishopsgate Dental Care is a multi-award winning dental practice in London, widely recognised for our expert dental treatments.
Our highly skilled clinicians have been providing composite fillings for many years and make sure they closely match the shade of your existing teeth.
Whether you have tooth decay, cavities, chipped, broken or worn teeth, or you would like to change old silver fillings, we will be more than happy to provide a bespoke treatment plan to enhance your smile and boost your confidence.
Something else to bear in mind about our composite fillings is that they chemically bond to tooth structure, providing better support.
In comparison with metal fillings, less natural tooth structure needs to be removed in preparation for a composite filling – saving as much of your natural teeth as possible!
Although we use only the highest-quality materials to create strong dental composite fillings, ensuring they last just as long as Amalgam fillings, we guarantee some of the most competitive prices around.
Thanks to our 0% finance options, you can split the cost of your composite fillings into manageable chunks with monthly instalments.
For more information about our white fillings and how you can benefit from them, talk to the team today.
Booking an Appointment is Easy at Bishopsgate
We are known for providing our London patients with premium dental care, personalised appointments, and some of the area’s finest dental practitioners. We open our doors at 8am every weekday, and close for the day at 5pm or later. You can book online or call our friendly team on 0207 377 6762.
We look forward to providing you with an impeccable dental experience.