At Damira Dental Studios, we are proud to offer quality NHS Dentistry, Private Dentistry and Advanced Facial Aesthetics.
If you are suffering from tooth decay and your dentist has advised you to have a filling, you can ask for a white filling to be used instead of a metallic amalgam filling. Please note that white fillings are only available on the front teeth under Band 2 on the NHS.
Aside from bringing back a natural looking smile, there are many other benefits that white fillings have over their counterparts.
- Resemble the colour of existing teeth
- Mercury free
Why should I consider white fillings?
If you are suffering from tooth decay and your dentist has advised that you have a filling, you can ask for a white filling to be used instead of a metallic amalgam. You may decide to do this especially if your amalgam filling will be visible when you smile or laugh and you feel self-conscious.
How do white fillings work?
Composite resins are now far more advanced than they once were, making them a viable, long-lasting alternative to traditional amalgam (metallic) fillings.
Once your tooth is prepared, your dentist will apply the white filling which will bond to your tooth enamel. It is not simply ‘plugged in’ as it would have been several years ago; the bonding ensures that the resin will remain firmly in place.
How long will my appointment take?
A typical appointment for a filling will take between 30 minutes to 1 hour, including time for you to be examined and numbed with local anaesthetic.
Tooth decay is often spotted during routine examinations, and if your dentist decides that a filling is necessary it might be possible to carry out this work during the same appointment if there is time. Otherwise you will need to arrange a further appointment.
How do I prevent future fillings?
We encourage all patients to have regular examinations combined with good oral hygiene at home to prevent tooth decay and the need for an unnecessary filling.
Want to speak to someone about treatment options?
Call our Patient Care Team on 0204 548 8616. Working hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8am-8pm Friday 11am-7pm and Saturday 8am-1pm.
Words from our clients
I was very happy with the service I received! I was made to feel very relaxed. Dr Usman explained in detail everything which needed to be done whilst I was holding a mirror and showed me what he was going to do. I was offered the work to be done on my teeth there and then which really pleased me. Highly recommend.
Everyone I saw was compassionate, patient and kind. Having been nervous coming for a check-up and hygienist appointment, there was no judgement and I experienced great care from everyone.
Absolutely brilliant work and the staff are so helpful and friendly they couldn’t do enough for me. I highly recommend this place for anyone wanting staff and dentists that want what’s best for you! No pressure into having unnecessary treatment, they want what’s best for you. They all go above and beyond thank you to the team!
“I had an amazing experience today! Honestly. I Went for 2 fillings. Dr. Yap is amazing. He made me feel very comfortable, answered my questions and just reassured me. I didn’t feel any pain and was calm. Although I was extremely nervous. I am so happy! Even if you are the most nervous patient in the world he will make you feel safe!”
“A huge thank you to dentist Ed, nurse Lois and manager extraordinaire Clare, my phobia kept me up the night before treatment and I still can’t believe how easy you all made it. No pain, loads of support and understanding. I highly recommend your outstanding service.”