Tooth Coloured Fillings

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we want to inform you that the practice will be closed from Monday 23rd March 2020 until the end of April and possibly longer. During this period we  will be running an emergency telephone triage/advise service for any patient who may require this Monday to Friday. We kindly request that only patients needing emergency advise leave messages on our answerphone.

We wish all our patients well and hope you all stay safe and look forward to seeing you once this crisis is over.

Tips to help manage dental problems until you can see a dentist:

Click on the following link Managing Toothache at Home (pdf document)

The filling of choice for us is the white (composite) filling. White fillings are fillings for teeth that look natural and discreet. Given the opportunity to make a fully informed choice, our experience is that the vast majority of today’s dental patients will choose tooth coloured fillings.


Since they bond to the tooth, tooth-coloured fillings restore more of the original strength of the tooth. Silver weakens the teeth, making them more susceptible of breaking.

Tooth coloured fillings restore the natural appearance of the tooth and are mercury free as mercury is viewed by some as being toxic.

Tooth coloured fillings require less removal of tooth structure, especially with new cavities, as the size of the hole made for the filling can be dramatically smaller with tooth coloured fillings.

In some cases where a large filling is needed a porcelain filling maybe required instead. This is known as an inlay. When the outside of the tooth is damaged a crown maybe required. We always inform you of all your options, and ensure the best long-term option is explained.