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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?

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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.

 

 

 

Iro came to London 14 years ago to study dentistry and forgot to go back to sunny Greece. The reason is not the lovely weather we have here but the opportunities she gets to excel her skills in dentistry by attending numerous courses in the UK and abroad. Iro loves giving people healthy and beautiful smiles by using the latest techniques she learns on the courses she attends such as cosmetic white fillings.