White or Composite Fillings 





Composite or White Fillings


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Silver or white fillings? Given a choice, you may opt for white composite fillings that are usually white or a similar colour to your teeth. Besides the aesthetic benefit, there may be several other reasons for getting composite fillings such as decayed or worn teeth, closing a space between two teeth, or repairing chipped, cracked or broken teeth.


White fillings have historically been considered “less durable” than silver amalgam fillings; however, dentistry and technology is always evolving. There are new materials available that prove to be equally enduring. Fillings are made of glass, synthetic resin and a setting ingredient.


Is worth replacing the current amalgam fillings with white ones?


We look at your situation and provide you with personalised advice. Replacing an existing filling will depend on the condition. We may advise that it is best to wait until your old filling needs replacing.


How many appointments will I need?


Fillings, amalgam or composite, are commonly placed in one appointment. Your dentist will remove any decay and will apply a numbing medication if the tooth is near a nerve. The area will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared before the filling is placed. The filling will then be shaped and polished to the original shape.


You may experience sensitivity to hot and cold with a new filling. The sensitivity will soon disappear as your tooth adapts to the new filling.


To make an appointment for a filling, please contact us or call 01403 252646.

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COVID-19 Update

Worthing Road Dental Practice is open. However, we may prioritise the vulnerable or those with the most urgent need. Get in touch with the practice if you need any advice.

There are no restrictions with regards to medical treatment and you are actively encouraged to keep your appointments. At WRDP we have all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and will continue to follow our high standards in cross infection control.

If you are worried about your attendance, please contact us to discuss your concerns and we can always postpone your treatment till a later date.

We continue to recommend that patients in the high-risk category delay non-essential treatment until further guidance has been given by the relevant authorities.

Before you arrive:

According to NHS England Standard Operating Procedures, all patients now have to complete a COVID-19 Health Screening form before arriving for every appointment. We will also ask you to update your medical history, personal details, complete an oral health survey, etc. Therefore, we will email or text you a link, where you can complete all the forms. No need to print or sent anything back to us, it is all electronically uploaded.

You must wear a mask at all times while inside the dental practice and only remove your mask at the request of the dental professional.

We will continue to check your temperature and if this is above 37.8C, you will be advised to rebook your treatment and to follow government guidelines. Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early for an appointment due to social distancing guidelines.

As you enter the building you will need to use the alcohol disinfectant rub to disinfectant your hands.

The treatment rooms will be prepared prior to your appointment with all surfaces disinfected after each patient. We have sourced PPE and unlike the start of the Pandemic (March 2020 in the UK), there is no shortage.

Stay safe and please contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards

Worthing Road Dental Practice Team

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