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Why should I consider white fillings?

white-fillingsMost people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths.

Nowadays fillings can be natural looking. Many people are more conscious about the way they look, so they don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile.

Is it worth replacing my amalgam fillings with white ones?


It is usually best to change fillings only when your dental team decide that an old filling needs replacing. If so you can ask to have it replaced in a tooth-coloured material.


What are tooth-coloured fillings made of?

This can vary, but they are mainly made of glass particles, synthetic resin and a setting ingredient. Your dental team should be able to give you more information about the particular material they use.


Are there any alternatives to fillings?

‘Adhesive dentistry’ involves bonding the filling to the tooth. The dental team have to remove less of the tooth, which is obviously better.
There are alternatives such as crowns and inlays, although they can cost a lot more. Veneers can be used on front teeth instead of crowns or fillings.


Meet The Team

Morris is from South Africa where at the tender age of 22 years old, he graduated as a dentist from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. After two years in the army he arrived in London in 1982. In 1986 he established the Preventive Dental Practice in Southfields. The practice has grown from strength to strength based on its philosophy of total, gentle dental care. Morris has pursued his passion for quality and excellence studying the prevention of dental and gum disease, as well as developing his skills and knowledge in cosmetic techniques, orthodontics and dento-facial orthopaedics.

Morris is married to Gail who is a teacher. They have three sons Glen 25, Michael 22 and David 20. Gail is a keen walker and the boys are basketball fans whilst pursuing fitness and bodybuilding passions as well as martial arts. Morris is a keen cyclist, regularly taking part in international events most recently in France, Brazil and Italy. He has also completed several London marathons and triathlons always raising funds for his favourite charities.



Giuseppe is from Italy, where he qualified as a dental surgeon in 1994. He has spent most of his professional career in London and has worked successfully with prestigious dental clinics, including Boots Dentalcare in Kensington. He is highly experienced in Endodontics (root canal therapy) as well as general restorative dentistry.

Giuseppe was awarded a Masters in Endodontic Practice by the Queen Mary University of London and his research project on root canal treatment was published in the British Dental Journal. Giuseppe also worked as specialty doctor in Endodontics at the Royal London Hospital and he is currently a Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary’s.

He lives in Wimbledon Park with his South African wife Onitha and his son Nicolas. He enjoys cooking, reading and visiting art galleries. He is also an enthusiastic football supporter.




Elizabeth Basset – I am a careful and considerate dentist who is always happy to talk through any questions with my patients. I listen to my patients and believe that dental treatment should be a collaboration between the dentist and the patient. I enjoy working with nervous and anxious patients and provide both family and cosmetic dentistry. The best part of my job involves working with my patients to get them the smile that they deserve so that they can feel confident about the health of their teeth.

After working in practice for a few years I travelled to Ghana and worked for a dental charity for four months where I provided dental care for communities who had no access to dental treatment. I trained staff to continue to care for patients after I left. I have raised money for Dentaid (a dental charity) by running the Great North Run several times and I believe that it is important to give my spare time to charitable work.

I graduated from the University of Sheffield. I have a Masters in Prosthodontics (crowns, bridges and dentures) from the University of Manchester and an interest in Dental Law and Ethics
When I’m not at work I’m often out running with my husband – I may be seen running home from work when I’m feeling energetic. I have a son called Reuben who was born in 2015 and I live up the road in Southfields with my husband Paul.