White Fillings London

Treating tooth decay before its too late

Untreated dental decay (cavity) can lead to toothache, infection or tooth loss. Fixing cavities before they become too large and a crown is needed is imperative. We use natural looking, durable white quartz composite fillings (as opposed silver-mercury amalgam).

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Tooth decay symptoms

Procedure

  • Carefully numb the affected area with fast-acting, effective local anaesthetic
  • Remove decay within the tooth
  • Smooth away any rough edges
  • Apply white filling to bond to your tooth enamel*

Come and see us in the City. We are between Bank and Liverpool Street Stations at 14 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HE.

Avoiding fillings

Tooth decay is entirely preventable by following the steps below:

  • Have regular dental check-ups and hygiene treatments
  • Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes with a flouride toothpaste
  • Use an electric toothbrush
  • Change the brush heads every 3 months
  • Clean between your teeth
  • Avoid sugary or acidic drinks and food

Fees

White Fillings (tooth coloured composite)

£95–£345*

Added retentive pin

£18

*The cost varies according to size and complexity of restoration required.

If you have any questions about our fillings treatment call, or book an dental examination appointment today.

Call 020 7621 0600

White (Quartz Composite) vs Amalgam (silver-mercury) fillings

At Cap City dental we only use white fillings having not used silver-mercury based ones for over 25 years.

White Fillings (Quartz Composite)

Pros

  • Natural-looking; tooth-coloured material
  • Safe to use and fast to apply
  • Inexpensive
  • Bonding; so no healthy tooth surface removal
  • Durable; longevity varies between 5-10 years
  • Versatile; Ideal for small and medium cavities
  • Insulating; more protection from hot or cold foods

Cons

  • Strength limitations in larger cavities*
  • Prone to wear and leak

Amalgam (silver-mercury)

Pros

  • Hard wearing
  • Inexpensive, easy to use

Cons

  • Poor appearance; silver-coloured material
  • Prone to crack and leak over time
  • Tends to make the tooth look gray
  • Potential health and environmental concerns due to mercury
  • Cannot be used in deciduous teeth
  • Restrictive use in children, pregnant and breastfeeding women**

*Composite fillings can be used in larger cavities with additional retaining pins. In a very heavily filled tooth, it can be used as a core material if a crown is to be fitted over it for maximum support.

**from 1 July 2018, UK law states that dental amalgam should not be used in the treatment of deciduous teeth, in children under 15 years-old, and in pregnant or breastfeeding women, except when deemed strictly necessary by a dentist based on the specific medical needs of the patient.

“I’ve been seeing George for over 15 years. One of my best decisions. Teeth needed serious attention and were immediately rescued.”

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New patient check-up

£95

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