195 Ware Road, Hertford. SG13 7EQ


195 Ware Road,
Hertford. SG13 7EQ


01992 509669

White Fillings Hertfordshire

Is the look of your old silver fillings getting you down?

Searching for a more discreet, natural-looking alternative to treat your tooth decay?

We’ve got just the solution.

Here at Hertford Dental Care, we can treat minor cavities and replace old silver amalgam fillings with a tooth-coloured composite alternative.

To find out more about white fillings or to book an appointment with our experts, contact our reception team today!

White fillings in Hertfordshire

Fillings – composite, amalgam, or otherwise – are used to address a variety of dental concerns, including acid erosion, tooth decay, chipping, and worn-down teeth.

If you’re part of the 84% of adults in the UK who have had a filling, then you’ll be familiar with the process – numbing, drilling, cleaning, and the placement of the filling material.

White fillings are made out of a combination of powdered glass and ceramic, which is added to a resin base to create a natural shade that matches your teeth. 

Unlike traditional silver fillings, white fillings help to preserve more of your natural tooth structure, and only the decayed part of the tooth is removed before the filling material is applied.

The process is similar to that of amalgam fillings, but there are a few extra steps involved to ensure white fillings are properly placed:

  • First, we’ll numb the area with a local anaesthetic – but if your cavity is only small, you may not need this.
  • Then, we’ll use a small drill to remove the decayed section before shaping, cleaning, and drying the remaining tooth.
  • Once the tooth is ready, we’ll apply the composite material in several layers – setting each one with a dental curing light before the next is laid over the top.
  • Finally, we’ll file the filling down to match the shape of your natural tooth and polish it to prevent staining and premature wear.
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Professional, compassionate dental care

Over 50% of adults in the UK suffer from dental anxiety, so if you’re worried about coming in and sitting in the treatment chair, you’re not alone.

Here at Hertford Dental Care, we’ve dealt with many nervous patients over the years, and can use many tried and tested calming techniques to help ease your anxiety.

If you’re anxious about coming in for a white filling, be sure to let a member of our team know and we’ll do everything we can to create a calm and relaxing environment for your treatment.

Give us a call today to find out more about how we can help ease your dental anxiety.

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Got questions about white fillings in Hertfordshire?

Ready to book an appointment with one of our dentists?

Call the practice on 01992 509 669, or email our reception team at [email protected] and we’ll be in touch shortly with more information or to arrange a suitable date and time for your visit.