Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are a common and effective treatment to restore decayed or damaged teeth to their original shape and function. We utilise state-of-the-art materials and techniques to ensure your filling is not only durable but also aesthetically pleasing.

COMPOSITE FILLINGS

A composite resin is a tooth-coloured plastic mixture filled with glass (silicon dioxide) first introduced in the 1960s. Originally only used for front teeth because of their softer nature, modern improvements to their composition make them generically suitable today.
Composite fillings are more difficult to place than silver fillings so may take your dentist 15-20 minutes longer to complete. Composite fillings are considered to be a cosmetic treatment.
The main advantage of composite fillings is their aesthetic appeal. The main disadvantage is their life expectancy. White fillings have always been considered less long lasting than silver amalgam fillings but there are now new materials available with properties comparable to silver amalgam, and these are proving to be very successful.
The life expectancy of your composite filling can depend on the depth of cavity and its position in the mouth. Your dentist is best positioned to advise you.

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BOOK A DENTAL fillings VISIT

Book your dental filings visit today for a brighter, healthier smile. Our expert dentists ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape.

fillings QUESTIONS YOU MAY have

FAQ’s

A dental filling is used to restore the integrity and function of a tooth that has been damaged by decay or trauma. By filling the cavity, we prevent further decay and strengthen the tooth.

Dental fillings can be made from a variety of materials, including amalgam (a mix of metals), composite resins (coloured fillings), gold, or porcelain. The best material for you depends on the location of the filling, your dental health, and other factors.

The procedure typically takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and location of the cavity. Larger cavities or those located in harder-to-reach areas might take a bit longer.

During the procedure, we’ll use a local anaesthetic to numb the area, so you shouldn’t feel any pain. After the anaesthetic wears off, some patients might experience mild sensitivity or discomfort, but this usually subsides within a few days.

The lifespan of a dental filling depends on the material used and individual factors like oral hygiene habits and wear and tear. Amalgam fillings can last 10-15 years, while composite fillings generally last 5-10 years. Regular dental check-ups can help ensure your fillings remain in good condition.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

Lisa Parrott
Lisa Parrott
2024-02-10
I can’t thank and praise Andrew and Graeme enough .. a year ago they changed my life around going from someone who couldn’t laugh or smile without covering their mouth and not being able to get to close to people in case my breath was bad.. I was ashamed and embarrassed having not been to a dentist in 35 years. I was petrified from a young age of dentists. I couldn’t even sit in ‘the chair’just to talk about my teeth before I met these two brilliant men. I went somewhere else the previous month before who charged a lot of money,removed all of my teeth and gave me the biggest most badly fitting temporary dentures, i looked ridiculous.. I started to wish I had never had started the process I was devasted. They said then that my gums were too difficult to make dentures for and they couldn’t do anything for me !!!! They did however refer me to The Dental Practice uk and in turn Graeme and Andrew,the best thing they could have done. They instantly made me relaxed and completely confident in what they said they could do, they had me in the palm of their hands..3 weeks later and cheaper than the first dentist’s I had everything they promised the most beautiful delicate dentures that suited my small face.I do use fixadent because of my flat palate and receding gums but I apply at 6.30 am and work split shifts till9.30 pm without once having to re apply. These 2 men are really passionate about what they do and it shows,I have my smile and confidence back and I can’t thank them enough. Sorry it’s taken a year to write the review ! Thank you for everything Lisa
Gemma Norris
Gemma Norris
2024-02-07
This is by far the best place I have been to . Not only are Andrew and Lacey both excellent at there job they also take the time to make sure you are informed every step of the journey and that you are comfortable. Wouldn’t go anywhere else
Peter Hewetson-Brown
Peter Hewetson-Brown
2023-10-18
This was an excellent experience and the quality of the service and the dental work was flawless. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Connor Gosling
Connor Gosling
2023-10-13
Recently had the hygienist done by Liam and Lacey. Never felt more comfortable in a dentist, great people, great job. Thanks guys x
louis burdick
louis burdick
2023-09-14
£85 for a check-up which lasts 3 minutes seems rather excessive. No Xrays, despite being told when booking that the check-up included Xrays. I understand that this was after about 6 months since my last check-up (when Xrays were taken), but then, it should be reflected in the price. Disappointed by the extremely rushed approach.
paul Loescher
paul Loescher
2023-09-07
A very Nice practice..the professional technicians were Brilliant,absolutely pain free Amazing .thank you all very very much.
Jaqui Maschera
Jaqui Maschera
2023-09-02
Excellent care and collaboration I would recommend The Dental Practice UK to anyone with dental issues
Nikki Field
Nikki Field
2023-08-03
Just the best place to go, pure professionals and know exactly what they are doing, in my option 1st class and unbeatable service. You wont find anywhere better!
Ian Dickson
Ian Dickson
2023-08-02
Professional, caring and considerate to the nth degree - I'd give six stars it it was possible!
John Hedgecock
John Hedgecock
2023-07-11
Great professional and helpful staff, can not recommend them highly enough

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