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Tooth coloured filling or white fillings … in the hands of an experienced and skilled dentist allows to have teeth that looks as good as a natural teeth.

  • No more metal fillings
  • No one would be able to see any fillings on your teeth
  • You are cared for by highly skilled clinicians
  • Bayswater Dental Clinic is Mercury-free Clinic

Development of resin based fillers, otherwise known as composite, allowed the development of what we know today as white fillings. The use of this materials has made it possible to restore defective teeth back to their original shape and colour. Modern composite fillings have excellent durability and colour stability properties and are the common material used for restoration of cavities in the teeth.

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rating star icon LondonAs always the best treatment; on this occasion a visit to hygienist followed by dental check up. I have been going to Dr. Clarke since 1977 as he takes the greatest care of his dental patients. The work he has done has always been of the highest standard possible and he always offers intelligent solutions. Since moving to Wales I still return to Bayswater for my dental treatment. I did have to have emergency treatment in Wales and the dentist was highly respectful of the work done by Dr Clarke. In fact I think he was in awe!
Can't speak highly enough!

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Colin Giles
Colin Giles

2 weeks ago

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rating star icon LondonHad my wisdom tooth out, was the quickest and least painful dental procedure ever. Melanie and the dental assistant were so patient. Constantly letting me know exactly what was going on and checking that I couldn’t feel anything. Would recommend everybody to use this dentist practice!

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Candice Blackburn

a month ago

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF COMPOSITE WHITE FILLINGS?

Some of the important advantages can be listed as;

  • Better aesthetic result than other materials. This is an important factor in today’s modern societies.
  • Composite fillings, unlike mercury based fillings, adhere to the teeth. This can allow less tooth reduction and drilling in many situations when filling a cavity.
  • Because of their ability to bond to the teeth and form a seal, composite filling has allowed to consider alternative of treatment options for defective teeth that is not possible to do with materials such as amalgam fillings.
  • More recent developments in resin based restorations more and more, allows to consider less invasive treatment options.
  • Some of the modern composites have excellent polishing ability’s and allows them to restore teeth that even with a trained eye would be difficult to see and notice them. This is an important ability of this material that caused them to become almost the first choice of material for least invasive composite veneers or bondings.

WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF WHITE FILLINGS?

To compare with alternative materials used commonly in dentistry, there are not many disadvantages with resin based materials.
Some of their disadvantages however can be listed as;

  • Shrinkage of the material. Composite fillers, as they set by application of a light, go through some small volume of shrinkage. This can cause some sensitivity with the tooth. However with more recent composite materials this risk is reduced more and more.
  • The use of this material is technique sensitive and the bonding properties is affected by level of moisture and wetness present at the time of using them. Correct procedures must be used for ideal restoration.

WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS TO COMPOSITE WHITE FILLINGS?

The most commonly used material, historically, is amalgam filling which is a Mercury based filler. With the excellent properties of the modern composite materials that are produced, the use of Mercury based filling materials is becoming more and more obsolete..

Where the size of a cavity is too large and plenty of composite materials is needed to fill the cavity and considering that resin based materials shrink as they set, laboratory made composite inlays or onlay may be a better choice of material. This option can have less sensitivity issues.

Gold has always been the the best material in any form of dental restorations and if the aesthetic of it is acceptable by a patient, it is always the first choice of material.

In the cases where composite material is used for veneers, the alternative would be porcelain veneers. However composite veneers are usually far more less invasive than porcelain veneers and composite veneers are far easier and pragmatic to reverse than porcelain veneers.

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rating star icon LondonGreat customer service and well-experienced dental surgeons. I was able to book a Saturday appointment after feeling a large bump on my gum on Monday. There was a longer-than usual wait time the day of the appointment and the receptionist was very accommodating and agreed to call me once the doctor was done. I live very close so went home for 15 minutes, hung my laundry, and got the call to come back.

It turned out I needed a tooth extraction as my last wisdom tooth was starting to break through. The dentist assured me he was a specialist in tooth extractions, and he is! Even the needle full of numbing agent was so fast I could barely feel it. The entire process, from me getting into the chair to them finishing the procedure (including taking x-rays) only took 45 minutes—the epitome of quick and painless at the dentist! They were also very accommodating and provided me OTC anti-inflammatory pills to save me a trip to Boots. I required no antibiotics, healed well, and my stitches fell out on schedule after 10 days. Highly recommend Bayswater Dental. :)

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Toni Chan
Toni Chan

5 months ago

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rating star icon LondonOwing to an upbringing in Scotland many years ago (pre Fluoride) and years of travelling as well as an injury to my jaw from a climbing accident, I have had to see well over 20 dentists in the course of my life. I have experience of dentists in several countries and work has included implants as well as other quite complex work. When I visited Dr Vahid at Bayswater, he drew up a comprehensive plan, which included some cosmetic work as I wanted to look my best for my marriage a few months ago. Not only did he explain every stage of the plan but he listened carefully to what I wanted or thought I wanted and adapted accordingly. His cosmetic work was superb and the other work that he did on dentistry that was failing was the best I have ever experienced. He has an engineering background as well as being a very experienced dentist; moreover, he explains extremely well and clearly works to the highest standard. The support staff are also very welcoming and helpful. I would recommend Dr Vahid as highly as possible.

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Tom Ogilvie-Graham
Tom Ogilvie-Graham

a month ago