White Composite Fillings

White Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are used to repair tooth decay while maintaining the natural beauty of your smile. With a white dental filling, there’s no need to feel self-conscious when you laugh or smile, as nobody will be able to tell you’ve even had a filling – it’ll be our little secret!

What are the Benefits of Composite Fillings?

White fillings are a natural-looking alternative to the traditional, silver amalgam fillings you may have been familiar with in the past. They are made from tooth-coloured composite resin designed to blend beautifully with your natural teeth. Here at Ollie & Darsh, we can use white fillings to replace old silver fillings, so you can smile with total confidence.

Just like silver amalgam fillings, white fillings can be placed in the front or back teeth to repair decay and prevent further damage or sensitivity. We use the most modern materials available, making our white fillings a strong and durable choice for tooth repair.

Improve your smile and your confidence by using white fillings for a natural look from £124.80.

How Long do Composite Fillings Last?

We’ll give you plenty of helpful aftercare advice when your filling has been placed, but when looked after as part of a healthy hygiene routine, your white filling should last for around 7-10 years.

If you want to replace old silver fillings or need a new one and want to keep the natural aesthetic of your smile, we’re here to help. Get in touch today to book your free consultation.

What Does Treatment Involve?

  • Once you’ve decided that white fillings are your best treatment option, we’ll arrange an appointment at a time that’s convenient to you.

  • On the day of your appointment, we’ll make sure you’re feeling relaxed and comfortable before treatment begins. Don’t worry if you’re feeling nervous; Ollie & Darsh is a soothing environment and our caring and friendly staff will do everything they can to settle your nerves.

  • When you’re ready for us to place your white filling, we’ll numb the area with local anaesthetic, so you won’t feel a thing. We’ll then apply a special gel to the tooth to ensure that the composite resin will bond successfully.

  • When the gel has been washed away and your tooth dried, we’ll apply a priming agent so that the filling material will form a strong bond. Then it’s time to add the colour-matched resin. We will do this in layers and mould the resin so that it perfectly matches the shape of your tooth.

  • Finally, we will set the resin with a special curing light before polishing the filling so that it looks just like a natural part of your tooth. All that’s left for you to do then is admire your newly repaired smile!


Composite fillings are a common dental treatment used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay. This type of filling is customised to match the shade of your teeth, and it will provide strength and durability in restoring your smile.

Composite fillings are a great way to restore the appearance and functionality of your teeth. These tooth-coloured fillings are designed to blend in with the other natural teeth in your mouth and can improve the visual and structural damage caused by cavities.

This type of filling can be used for areas that require minimal reconstruction or where the damage has spread to several surfaces of the tooth. Moreover, composite fillings are virtually undetectable, leaving you with a natural appearance after treatment.

Composite fillings have a lifespan of around 8 to 10 years. However, this can vary greatly and can depend on the size of the filling and factors such as how well you take essential oral health or what type of food you’re consuming.

How long your composite filling lasts also depends on the skill level and amount of experience your dentist has. Decay or fracture can occur after the placement if not done properly.

Ultimately, it’s important to follow up with regular checkups to ensure any issues can be spotted and treated early to get total value from your investment in a quality, durable restoration.

To ensure optimal results, waiting for at least 24 hours before beginning to chew food with the treated tooth is advisable. During this time, it is best to stick with soft foods and drinks such as smoothies or soup to minimise any discomfort the treatment may cause.

Yes, it can! If a gap is visible between two teeth, composite bonding could be your ideal solution for restoring a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

This treatment involves carefully applying a composite resin material to the affected area until it resembles your existing teeth. Then, the material is hardened with ultraviolet light, leaving you with a confident smile.

While the longevity of composite fillings may vary depending on their location in the mouth and proper care, they can provide up to 20 years of quality dental care when appropriately maintained.

The cost of composite filling varies based on location, the complexity of the procedure, and any additional treatments required. Therefore, it is best to have a consultation for a more precise idea of the costs involved, as these can vary from patient to patient.

This is a question often asked by people considering cosmetic dentistry options. Fortunately, the answer is no! Instead, experienced dental professionals incorporate the latest technologies, such as local anaesthetics and modern methods, to ensure that getting a composite filling doesn’t involve discomfort during or after treatment.

The NHS Treatment can vary from practice to practice, but many offer everything from check-ups and fillings to more advanced treatments such as crowns and bridges. Generally, veneers are not offered however, if your dentist does offer composite fillings through the NHS, it could be an excellent way for you to get treatment at an affordable price.

The answer depends on the kind of composite you have and how well it is taken care of. Composite fillings are heat-activated, which means they use light and energy to bond firmly with your teeth – and can last up to 10 years or even more if looked after correctly.

Composite fillings provide a strong, reliable solution that will last many years and look like natural enamel. They also require minimal removal of your healthy tooth material and are generally more cost-effective than other alternatives.

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