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

As you are aware the Chief Dental Officer announced on 28 May, that dental practices across England will be allowed to begin the process of reopening for all emergency and routine face-to-face dental care from Monday 8 June.

We have been clear in all our communication throughout the pandemic, that our first priority is the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues, and this continues to be the case. As a result, Worthing Road Dental Practice will only be reopening once we are satisfied that we have all of the necessary processes and personal protective equipment (PPE) in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

Rest assured, we will be working through the information as quickly as possible as and when it becomes available.  We will be communicating directly with you soon and via our website with more information about when the practice will re-open. In the meantime, please do not attempt to make a new appointment. If you experiencing a dental emergency such as severe pain or need advice you should continue to contact the surgery who will be able to help on 01403 252646 or email us at appointments@worthingroaddentalpractice.com.

For out-of-hours emergency appointments:

Sussex Community NHS Trust provides out-of-hours appointments. More information is available for clinics located in the Crawley, Haywards Heath, Worthing and Chichester areas.

Click here for more details on how to make appointments or receive advice.

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