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What are Cosmetic Fillings?

Adult dentistry

Our dental team has invested in many hours of post-graduate education to develop the skill and artistic flair needed to create cosmetic white fillings that look and feel fantastic. By choosing these fillings, you can smile, talk, laugh, and eat in complete confidence knowing that your teeth look perfectly natural.

We increasingly find that our clients opt for tooth-coloured ("composite") fillings instead of grey-looking ("amalgam") or gold fillings, as they not only restore the strength of your tooth by adhering to the tooth, but also retain the aesthetics of your smile. Cosmetic fillings can be matched to the shade, translucency and even the texture of your natural teeth, making them almost unnoticeable.

Unlike silver amalgam restorations, white composite restorations stick to the teeth meaning they are often used to repair chipped, broken or decayed teeth (especially at the front of your mouth). Our dental clinicians may sometimes use white restorations for back teeth if there is not too much decay or damage.


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What does the dentist do?

There are several steps in preparing and conducting the procedure to offer a cosmetic white filling with beautiful results:

  • Our boutique clinics are fully equipped for this treatment on site.
  • A local anaesthetic to numb the area may be given.
  • Any decay is removed by our highly trained team.
  • Some or all of an old filling may also need to be removed.
  • The tooth is washed and dried by blowing water and air onto it.
  • The filling material is put into or onto the tooth and shaped.
  • The filling is hardened by pointing a bright light at it.
  • The filling is trimmed, polished and adjusted to your bite.


What are the benefits of Cosmetic Restorations?

Restorations or Fillings are used to prevent the spread of decay and maintain teeth surrounding any decay. Using a white filling means cosmetically you wont see the filling. White fillings, in general, need less preparation of the tooth than silver fillings and can be easily shaped for chipped teeth or sharp edges. However, larger fillings may be better filled with silver amalgam, especially if they are for your back teeth. Your local Basingstoke dentist will assess which option is best for you.


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enVisage dental is a collection of private dental clinics who have a vision to change your perception of dentistry. We take pride in providing 'feel good dentistry' with clear results and our teams are passionate about delivering happiness to our patients, that's because every smile matters to us. All our dental clinics use the latest technology and facilities to treat our patients along with a long standing team of professionals ready to care for you.

We offer all our patients a monthly membership at just £15.95 to ensure all your bi-annual Healthy Mouth Reviews and Hygiene Visits are covered. Members also benefit from 10% to 20% off our treatments, worldwide emergency dental cover + flash sales. Experience the difference today with our new patient consultation for just £89 which includes a complimentary Hygiene appointment for 30 minutes as well as your Healthy Mouth Review with our dentist - offer available for a limited time only.