White fillings can be matched to the exact colour of your teeth, making them blend in seamlessly, this makes them almost unnoticeable from your natural, surrounding teeth.
Enjoy all the benefits of a healthy smile without worrying about noticeable fillings affecting your smile, composite fillings can be colour-matched to your existing teeth and are built up to look natural in shape and colour. Composite fillings can be used for a range of concerns, including decaying or fractured teeth, or replacing existing white fillings.
Composite blends in beautifully with your teeth, and thanks to modern advances in dentistry and the materials we use, composite fillings are more durable and long-lasting than before.
At Broadway Dental Boutique we prioritise your oral health and your comfort. Our experienced team uses the latest techniques and technology to provide pain-free and efficient dental fillings. We understand that dental procedures can be intimidating, so we take extra care to ensure a comfortable and anxiety-free experience. With our compassionate approach, and a commitment to patient well-being, you can trust us to restore your smile with professionalism and care. Your dental health is our top priority, and we’re here to make your visit as pleasant as possible.
Book in a new patient exam. During this appointment, your dentist will start by examining your teeth and taking X-rays to determine the extent of the cavity or damage. They will discuss the treatment options with you and recommend a white filling if it's appropriate.
Your dentist will place the filling by applying layers of the tooth-coloured composite resin material to the prepared tooth. Each layer is hardened with a special curing light.
Your dentist will perform a final inspection to ensure the filling is properly placed, the bite is correct, and there are no rough edges or other issues.
Your dentist will then provide you with some post-care instructions to ensure the filling's longevity, as well as tips to maintain your oral health.
“Very thorough and expert treatment. Started at BDB in 2021, went through several procedures including extractions and fillings. These were always professionally done and every care was taken to make sure I was comfortable and happy. My teeth and general oral health have improved massively in 2 years.”
What are white fillings made of?
White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are made from a mixture of plastic and glass materials. This composite resin is tooth-coloured and can be shaded to match the natural colour of your teeth.
How long do white fillings last?
The lifespan of white fillings can vary depending on factors like the size of the filling, the location in the mouth, and your oral hygiene habits. On average, they can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years or more with proper care.
Do white fillings stain or discolour over time?
White fillings are more stain-resistant than they used to be, but they may still become discoloured over time, especially if you consume staining substances like coffee, tea, or tobacco. Regular dental cleanings can help maintain their appearance.
Are white fillings as durable as silver amalgam fillings?
White fillings are durable and suitable for most cavities. However, silver amalgam fillings are still considered more durable for very large or heavily stressed teeth. Your dentist can recommend the best type of filling based on your specific needs.
Do white fillings hurt?
The process of getting white fillings typically doesn’t cause pain. We use local anaesthesia to numb the area before the procedure to ensure you don’t feel any discomfort.
How long does it take to get a white filling?
The time it takes to get a white filling depends on the size and location of the cavity. In most cases, it can be completed in a single dental appointment, typically within 30 minutes to an hour.