White Fillings

White Fillings

What are White Fillings

Dental amalgam (silver metal) fillings have been available for many years although new formulations have lower mercury content and tarnish less readily. This filling material is still in very common usage. White fillings are usually made of a composite resin based material. These are newer and again their formulation has changed since they were first introduced. They can be matched to the original tooth colour and hence give a good appearance.

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All filling materials can now be bonded to the remaining tooth, lessening the possibility of them falling out and also helping to support the remaining tooth.

Fillings can also be made of porcelain. This has to be crafted out of the mouth and therefore requires a second visit to secure it into place. Sometimes a composite resin can be crafted out of the mouth and the material made to be more hard and durable than would be possible when working inside the mouth. Gold is also occasionally used for fillings, but once again this requires more than one visit. If a considerable amount of the tooth has been lost, then a crown may be required to restore it.

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Email: info@southcoastdental.co.uk

Contact us

To speak to someone or to book an appointment:
Wimborne: 01202 889960
Dorchester: 01305 757570

FAQ: White fillings

Can I replace my silver fillings with white ones?

For over 150 years standard fillings have been made out of a silverygrey material called ‘amalgam’. This is still one of the strongest and longest lasting materials available for fillings. However, many people find it unattractive and some are concerned about possible health risks.

There are now alternatives to amalgam fillings. If a tooth needs filling or repairing, white fillings are now replacing many amalgam ones. The new dental materials mean it is much easier to find a perfect match for the shade of a particular tooth. In most cases, it is quite impossible to see that the tooth even has a filling.

What is a composite filling?

Composite filling is resin based and is applied as a putty-like material. This can be moulded to the exact shape of the tooth and is then set using a visible blue light. It can be matched exactly to the shade of your tooth and most are now as strong as amalgam, proving to be a successful alternative. The filling is ‘bonded’ to the tooth. The advantages of this method are that the cavity needs less preparation and in some cases it may not be necessary to numb the tooth first.

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Where to find us?

South Coast Dental Specialists have two practices located in Wimborne & Dorchester, Dorset. We see patients from all over the south of England from Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and of course Dorset.

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South Coast Implant & Cosmetic Dentist

Phone: 01202 889960
Email: info@southcoastdental.co.uk
Address: 11 Merley Park Rd, Broadstone, Wimborne BH21 3DA

Directions

We are located only 4 minutes away from Wimborne town center At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Oakley Hill/A349 Turn right onto Merley Park Rd your destination will be on the left.

If you are travelling by car we have ample car parking and disabled access.

If you are travelling by train the nearest train station to us is Poole (5 miles away). There are taxis at the station or use the buses. Taxis will cost approx. £10-£15. You can catch the free Poole flyer from the train station to the bus station, please leave an extra hour if you are doing this.

If you are travelling by bus please click here to view more information of how to get to us.

We are located only 24 minutes away from Bournemouth town center. Via Gravel Hill/A349.

We are located only 16 minutes away from Poole town center. Follow Holes Bay Rd/A350 and A349 to Merley Park Rd in Oakley.

We are located only 26 minutes away from Christchurch town center. Follow B3073, Ham Ln and A31 to Merley Park Rd in Oakley

We are located only 48 minutes away from Southampton town center. Take A3024 to Mountbatten Way/A33.

 

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South Coast Implant & Cosmetic Dentist and Dental Learning Centre

Phone: 01305 757570
Email: info@southcoastdental.co.uk
Address: Avenue House, S Walks Rd, Dorchester DT1 1DT

Directions

We are situated close to Dorchester town centre just off the B3144 in what was the large Conservative Club building.

If you are travelling by car we have ample car parking and disabled access.

If you are travelling by train there are two train stations in Dorchester – ‘Dorchester South’ which is only 0.2 miles away and ‘Dorchester West which is only 0.3 miles away.

If you are travelling by bus the closest bus stop is C1 on Trinity Street.

We are located only 16 minutes away from Weymouth town center. Follow A354, Weymouth Relief Rd and A354 to Weymouth Rd/B3147 in Dorchester.

We are located only 34 minutes away from Yeovil town center. Take Clarence St to Queensway/A30. Follow A360 to Salisbury Rd/A36 in Wilton

We are located only 1  hour and 39 minutes away from Wiltshire. Follow A360 to Salisbury Rd/A36 in Wilton.

We are located only 1  hour and 21 minutes away from Hampshire. Follow Bar End Rd/B3330 to A31.