White Fillings

Are you conscious of old silver fillings that show when you laugh or smile?

White fillings are the perfect solution for you. They are undetectable in your mouth, no-one will know you have them!

White fillings provide you with natural-looking and long-lasting results.

White Fillings (composite fillings). This is a newer, aesthetically more improved filling material that is tooth-coloured and can be matched with the patient’s tooth, therefore greatly improving the appearance of the tooth itself. Once the tooth is filled with this material, the filling will blend in with the natural tooth and it won’t be able to distinguish.


In addition to their aesthetic benefits, white fillings offer a range of health advantages. Made from a blend of plastic and glass particles, composite fillings are free from mercury, which is found in traditional amalgam fillings. While the health effects of mercury in dental fillings remain a topic of debate, many individuals opt for the mercury-free alternative both for peace of mind and environmental reasons.

Furthermore, the flexibility and adaptability of composite fillings allow for a more conservative approach to tooth preparation. Unlike amalgam fillings which need a specific shape cavity to hold them in place, composite fillings bond directly to the tooth. This means less drilling and more preservation of the natural tooth, reducing the risk of fractures and ensuring a healthier overall tooth structure. For patients seeking a modern, safe, and visually appealing dental solution, white fillings stand out as the clear choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental fillings are used to fill teeth that have been affected by tooth decay and cavities. If a patient develops cavities, the dentist will remove the infected portions of the natural teeth, and the empty space that is left will be filled with dental fillings to maintain the tooth’s structural integrity, thus saving as much of the tooth as possible.
When a patient goes for a check-up, the dentist will examine the surfaces of each tooth using a small mirror if there is anything that looks abnormal, the dentist will usually do an x-ray to check the tooth more thoroughly and to determine the extent of the damage.

Once we have decided that you need a filling, the tooth will be prepared for the treatment which may involve anaesthetic. The dentist will then remove the decay from your tooth, creating a hole which will be filled with a dental filling. Teeth are typically filled with either gold, silver amalgam or composite. The type of treatment that is chosen for you is dependent on the extent of damage that has been caused by decay.

Composite white fillings are essentially the same as a standard dental filling but are coloured to mimic the natural colour of your original tooth. They are a good option if you desire a more natural appearance; however, they are more likely to become stained from coffee, tea, wine, or tobacco and may not last as long as other types of fillings. They generally last between three and ten years.

It is common to feel fear or concern when it comes to getting a filling but with the use of a local anaesthetic, the area of your mouth that is being worked on will be numb throughout the treatment. You may feel slight pressure from the tools being used but you will not experience any pain.