Tooth Fillings

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  • Less visible
  • Restore function and Appearance
  • Eradicate decay

Tooth fillings plug the gap left behind when tooth decay wears away the enamel of the tooth and causes fractures and small holes. Fillings prevent further decay and infection by removing damaged tissue and replacing it with material which is not susceptible to tooth decay and infection.

Dental decay is known as one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide. Sugary and acidic foods, as well as poor dental hygiene, can lead to the enamel of the tooth wearing away. When this happens, small holes (cavities) can appear through which bacteria can enter and infect the inner tooth.

When a dental cavity occurs, tooth fillings allow us to safely and effectively plug the gap to remove the infection and stop it returning. This means your teeth retain their natural appearance and continue to work and feel as they should.

Tooth fillings at the Neem Tree

At the Neem Tree, we adopt a preventative approach in order to ensure that dental decay is avoided wherever possible. In this way, we hope our patients will never need tooth fillings at all. This approach involves advising our patients on how to improve their oral hygiene habits, their diet and provide fluoride advice.

However, if a cavity does appear and you require a filling, we offer a range of materials and colours to ensure that you get the best solution for your smile.

Contact us today to find out more about tooth fillings from our practices in Esher, Surrey or Wandsworth, South West London.

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Fee Guide

Cosmetic

Composite Veneers
from £650
Porcelain Veneers
from £795
Dental Bridge (per unit)
from £795
Dental Crowns
from £795

Family Dentistry

Children’s Dental Health Check-up
from £40
Baby Under 2 Years Old Check-up
Free

General

Emergency Dental Appointments
£95
New Patient Examination
from £69
Digital X-ray
from £17
OPG X-ray – Esher only
from £55
CT Scan (both arches) – Esher only
from £220
CT Scan (single arch) – Esher only
from £115
Simple Tooth Extraction
from £260
Surgical Tooth Extraction
from £460
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
from £650
Tooth Fillings (Small)
from £160
Tooth Fillings (Medium)
from £205
Tooth Fillings (Large)
from £255
Root Canal (Anterior)
from £550
Root Canal (Posterior)
from £815
Sports Mouthguards
from £200
Mouthguard for grinding
450

Hygiene

Simple Hygiene (30 mins)
from £79
Hygiene with Dentist
from £115
Tooth Stain Removal inc. AirFlow (45 mins)
from £105
Perio Hygiene (60 mins)
from £260

Implants

Dental Implants
from £1,500
Dental Implant Crown
from £1,250
Dental Crown
from £795
All-on-4
from £12,000
Sinus Augmentation
from £800
Implant Bone Grafting
from £800
Full Arch Restoration (per jaw)
from £12,000

Orthodontics

Consultation & Report
from £160
Lateral Cephalogram
from £50
Study Models
from £50
Ceramic Braces
from £4,500 – £4,800
Damon Braces
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Incognito Braces
from £8,000
Invisalign Check-up & Appointment
from £500
Invisalign Upper & Lower
from £2,900 – £4,500
Metal Braces
from £2,800 – £4,500
Pull Down Retainer
from £150
Fixed Bonded Retainer (per arch)
from £350

Periodontics

Specialist Consultation
£160
Gum Grafting
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Crown Lengthening Surgery
from £600
Peri-implantitis
from £425
Surgical Periodental Treatment
from £575
Periodontal Maintenance
from £145
Non-Surgical Root Surface Debridement
from £425 per hour
Pinhole Gum Grafting
from £1,250

Whitening

Enlighten Teeth Whitening
from £750
Home Teeth Whitening
from £375

Learn more about tooth fillings

What is a tooth filling?

When your dentist finds tooth decay, to prevent any further pain and decay, you need to have the decay removed.

A tooth filling is what is what is used to repair a cavity in your tooth that is caused by decay. Depending on your individual circumstance, your dentist will offer you the type of filling that they believe is clinically appropriate for you. 

A filling is a way to restore and repair a tooth that is damaged by decay. It restores the tooth back to its normal shape and function, preventing the tooth from any further decay. 

Contact us today to find out more about tooth fillings from our practices in  Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey.

Why do I need a tooth filling?

You need a tooth filling when one or more of your teeth have been affected by cavities or tooth decay. 

You will need a tooth filling if your dentist identifies small holes caused by tooth decay. They also repair cracks and fractures in teeth.

A filling is necessary to treat these issues because if they are left untreated, the tooth decay could advance and can cause serious problems. This is why it is important to see your dentist regularly, as they can spot these issues early and treat them before they advance and get worse. 

To find out more about tooth fillings in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey, contact us today.

What are tooth fillings made of?

Your smile is incredibly important to us. For that reason, we rely on white ceramic and composite tooth filling materials, utilising the most advanced materials and techniques. These can be either customised freehanded or pre-fabricated by one of our carefully selected laboratories in order to produce beautiful natural looking teeth.

The benefit of these tooth fillings are that they are virtually imperceptible when compared to natural teeth. Similarly, they restore the function of a tooth’s structure that has been damaged by dental decay. Even if you are unhappy with the appearance of your old metallic fillings, why not pop in to have a discussion and see how one of our specialists can help you.

If you’re thinking about getting a tooth filling contact our practices in  Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey.

What does having a tooth filling involve?

The filling process is usually quite comfortable and easy. In other words, getting a tooth filling does not hurt at all. In fact when getting a filling, you are restoring a decayed tooth, therefore eliminating any pain that resonates from that. 

Your dentist will first numb the area and make sure that you are completely comfortable before beginning. Sometimes a rubber (latex free) sheet is placed over the tooth to protect your mouth. The decay of the affected tooth will be removed and the tooth will be thoroughly cleaned. Filling material will then be placed in the tooth.

Once complete, the dentist will check your bite to make sure the filling is not too high and make any adjustments necessary for your filling to feel as comfortable as possible. 

Book an appointment today to find out more about tooth fillings in  Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey.

What is a temporary tooth filling?

If you are in pain with a decayed tooth, it may be necessary for the Dentist to place a temporary filling. It is better to not leave a decayed tooth exposed as it is high risk. The temporary filling acts as a protective barrier while you wait to have your permanent restoration.

Contact us to find out more about tooth fillings in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey.

What will happen after I have my tooth filling?

Fillings are safe and effective however, some people might experience discomfort or some tooth sensitivity afterward. After you get your filling your face may still feel a bit numb for several hours after. You may have a bit of difficulty eating or talking but that feeling should subside and resolve itself within a few days. 

If you are experiencing extreme pain or discomfort including fever, redness or swelling that continues over a week, you should call your dentist right away.

Book an appointment with one of our practices to find out more about restoring your smile with tooth fillings in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey.

What are the benefits of tooth fillings?

Dental fillings are one of the oldest and best ways to fill cavities and restore decayed teeth. Their function is to cover the exposed inner tooth and protect it from infection and further decay. 

Cost: There are a few different types of fillings but most of which are fairly inexpensive. 

Quick procedure: The dental work can be carried out and completed in just one visit. 

Long lasting: Fillings are very strong, durable and long lasting. 

Appearance: Tooth coloured filling restorations produce a natural appearance.

Contact us today in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey to find out more about how tooth fillings can restore your smile.

What are the disadvantages of tooth fillings?

There are some fillings that do not blend in with the colour of natural teeth.

Some fillings are prone to discolouration.

To find out more about tooth fillings, contact our practices today in either Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey.

How do I prevent the need for a tooth filling?

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and the right toothbrush.
  • Know your cavity risk level: (Discuss this with your dentist).
  • Quit smoking.
  • Get into the habit of flossing daily (we promise, it’s so easy once you get used to it!).
  • Cut back on sugar and acidic drinks.
  • It always helps to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Book an appointment with one of our practices in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey to find out more about tooth fillings.

What kind of materials can be used for tooth fillings?

There are several different materials that can be used for tooth fillings, each with their own pros and cons.

Gold tooth fillings – These are made from cast gold and are very long-lasting, at least 10 – 15 years in most cases. However, they are more expensive than a lot of other options and do require at least 2 appointments to implement. Although some patients do prefer the look of gold fillings, you may prefer something more subtle that blends with your natural tooth colour.

Silver tooth fillings – Like gold fillings, silver fillings are strong and long-lasting, also lasting for at least 10-15 years. However, similar to gold fillings again, they do not blend in with the natural colour of your tooth and may stand out. Silver fillings can also cause discolouration to the surrounding tooth. In same cases, more of the tooth needs to be removed to make room for silver fillings when compared with other materials.

Tooth coloured composites – These fillings are crafted to match the natural colour of your teeth, allowing them to blend in and become unnoticeable. These is especially advantageous if they are used for more visible teeth further forward in the mouth. Less of the tooth is required to be removed to fit a tooth-coloured filling in a lot of cases.

However, they are not as durable as many other materials, sometimes only lasting at least 5 years. They can sometimes chip or wear down over time faster than gold or silver. They can also take slightly longer to complete when compared with other materials, as well as being more expensive.

We offer a wide range of tooth fillings from our practices in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey, contact us today to find out more.

Can I replace my silver fillings?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your old metallic fillings, you can book an appointment in one of our clinics and our specialists will discuss how they can help you. 

You are able to replace your old silver filling to a composite (white) filling if you would like. This can be done by simply replacing the old filling with a new one.

White fillings are known as composite resin fillings and they closely resemble the colour of your tooth. The benefit of these tooth fillings are that they are virtually imperceptible when compared to natural teeth.

Similarly to your current filling, they restore the function of a tooth’s structure that had been previously damaged by tooth decay with a more natural looking material.

Book an appointment with our practices in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey, to find out more about replacing your silver tooth fillings.

Glossary

Dental Cavity

A dental cavity is a hole in the tooth that has been caused by the tooth decaying.

Dental Decay

Dental Decay is the erosion of the tooth structure, often caused by toxins released in bacteria found in plaque.