Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP


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White Fillings

Dental Patient After Receiving A White FillingEtwall Dental Practice will often treat many people who are suffering with tooth decay or broken teeth. In such instances, our dental experts may recommend white fillings, made of tooth-coloured resin and glass mixture. This procedure not only has the capability to improve your oral health but also restore significant confidence in personal appearance.


Why should I consider white fillings?

The most valued reason people get white fillings is because of their aesthetic appeal. Offering a more natural look, many people are conscious of having silver fillings show when they laugh or smile. Regardless of material, it’s vitally important to ensure you receive fillings when required, as they will form a crucial part maintaining your oral health. Some of the other advantages are as follows:

  • They can aid both teeth cavities as well as chipped and broken teeth
  • They may be used as a veneer, to disguise stained or discoloured teeth.
  • This procedure warrants minimal preparation and treatment time.
  • This treatment can be combined with others, such as crowns, bridges and inlays.

How are teeth filled with dental composite?

Following a full clean of the treatment site, removing any plaque and decay, the tooth surface is coated with a gel and bonding solution. Once the bonding solution has been cured using an ultraviolet light, the white filling material is placed into the cavity and then moulded to match the tooth contours. The final steps involve curing the dental fillings to harden them, before they’re trimmed and polished to look like a natural part of your mouth.

Are white fillings as good as silver amalgam fillings?

Despite their aesthetic and cosmetic advantages, white fillings are actually less long-lasting than silver amalgam fillings. That doesn’t mean white fillings do not have a long life expectancy, however. This will very much depend on where the filling is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth collide when you bite. Our dental experts will be able to provide a more accurate estimation as to how long your fillings will last.

Where are white fillings used?

Due to their aesthetic appeal, white fillings are predominantly used for front teeth.

Is it worth replacing my amalgam fillings with white ones?

Our dental experts will only recommend changing filling material when an old filling needs replacing. When such an instance arises, patients can request to have a tooth-coloured material filling. Furthermore, white fillings on back teeth aren’t always successful due to their durability, so your dentist may recommend crowns or inlays.

Etwall Dental Practice treats many people who have suffered from tooth decay and/or broken teeth. If you feel as though you qualify for composite fillings, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team. Your dental care is at the forefront of all we do and we’ll be happy to accommodate any requests you may have in a free consultation.

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COVID-19 update

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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