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Dr Jagmail Basrai

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Cosmetic Dentistry » White Fillings


Our cosmetic dentistry's goal is to restore a healthy, natural smile to our patients. White fillings may be a good option for you. If you have other types of fillings in your mouth, replacing them with white fillings may be a more aesthetically appealing solution.


Should You Use White Fillings?

Most people have some type of filling in their mouth at some point in their lives. Not long ago, the only options were metal-based products. Today, technology allows for not only a functional improvement with fillings but also a natural looking result. If you do not want those silver fillings showing, this is a great way to replace them.

  • Get rid of unsightly stains using white fillings.
  • Smile with confidence with these fillings instead of metal products.
  • Fast solution usually done the same day without any moulding required.

What Are They?

White fillings are a tooth-coloured compound added to the top of the tooth to protect the root beneath it. Most are a combination of glass particles, resins and setting ingredients.

Are They As Good As Silver Amalgam?

If you have silver amalgam fillings, you may be hoping to switch to white fillings for the improved appearance. White fillings are less long lasting than silver amalgam traditionally. However, new materials make them about the same in terms of how long they last. The length of time any filling lasts depends specifically on the location in your mouth. However, you can expect years of good use from white fillings.

Do You Need Them?

If you have tooth decay, treatment is necessary. The decay will continue until we remove it and restore the tooth to its normal health. However, in some cases, the decay is advanced and a filling is necessary to protect the tooth root.

We encourage patients to get tooth decay treated right away to avoid the need for fillings. However, if you do need them, white fillings that match the colouring of your surrounding teeth are a very natural solution.

Come in for an appointment to find out what we can do to cap off any tooth decay or to replace your existing fillings for a more natural appearance.

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White Fillings in Essex

White fillings enable our Essex dentists to restore decayed or broke teeth invisibly to produce a beautiful smile. They are suitable for using on both front and most back teeth. Elimination of unsightly areas of decay or discolouration will enhance your confidence to smile

Apart from cosmetic benefit of white fillings, an average white filling is often smaller in size than a comparable silver filling. Because of this, our essex dentists would likely to recommend the palcement of a white filling over a silver filling in order to conserve as much natural tooth structure as possible.

One other benefit of white fillings is that they usually create less post treatment thermal sensitivity. Silver fillings are based in metal and therefore is an efficient thermal conductor whereas white fillings are plastic and therefore a poor thermal conductor. This means that a strong sensitivity to hot and cold is not usually a problem with white fillings.