Why white fillings?


Fillings were traditionally made of metal amalgam, but in recent years white fillings have become increasingly popular due to aesthetic and environmental reasons.

The simplest kind of white filling is made from dental composite, which contains quartz resin and a light sensitive agent. The fillings are very natural looking and can be fitted in a single appointment. Composite fillings can be used for the front and back teeth, and there are different shades available to ensure the filling blends in with the natural tooth colour.

Composite fillings are bonded to teeth, but before this process takes places, the tooth is cleaned and any decayed tissue removed. The bonding process involves applying a thin layer of resin to the tooth, which bonds to the prepared surface of the affected tooth. Once the composite material has been bonded, an intensive light beam will be used to harden the filling.

Many of our patients ask the same questions after having a filling: ‘When can I eat?’ And the answer is, ‘Straight away!’ The fillings are solidified by the light instantly, meaning the tooth will be restored to full strength. You may experience increased sensitivity for a short period of time, and if this persists please come back and speak to us.


We would like to invite you for a free consultation which will allow us to properly access your needs and recommend the right treatment for you.


  1. Contact us today to arrange a FREE consultation

  2. Discuss your options with one of our clinicians

  3. Arrange a convenient time to create that winning smile




We have a dedicated team of highly-skilled dental professionals who aim to provide the best possible experience possible to our patients. Treating each and every person who visits our practice as individuals, and ensuring that we cater to their needs, is a passion for us.

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