Emergency white filling appointment by King's Cross
Our experienced dentists offer emergency white filling appointments for new and existing patients in our clinic, located just a short, 2-minutes walk from King’s Cross Station.
With our 20 years of experience treating emergency dental cases in London and special treatments offered for nervous dental patients, we offer a smooth and pain-free experience.
Book an appointment online or give our friendly receptionists a call at 020 8748 9365.
Emergency white filling treatment explained
If you’ve had a filling broken or caries developing on your tooth, booking an emergency white filling appointment is required. If left untreated, caries can develop further damaging the nerves of the teeth and causing abscess, or even worse – requiring a root canal treatment.
During the appointment, the dentist will first apply topical anaesthetic to ensure you have no sensitivity. Using a dental drill, they will then clean off any remains of a previous filling and all softened parts of the enamel caused by the cavity. They will then sanitise the tooth and apply medication if needed. If the nerve of the tooth is infected, the dentist might recommend a temporary filling which will allow the medicine to calm and heal the nerve, before closing it with a proper filling.
When the tooth is ready for its white filling, the dentist will ensure the place is clean and dry. They will then apply the filling layer by layer to secure its stability.
What is the lifespan of white fillings?
At LDN Dental, we aim to use the latest dental technology and the highest quality dental materials, thus securing the health of our patients and ensuring long-lasting results.
Depending on your lifestyle, white fillings typically last between 8 and 12 years. As a best practice, we recommend replacing your white fillings every ten years, or sooner if you notice that the integrity of the filling has been damaged.
White fillings colour change
Composite dental resin, the material used for the creation of white fillings, doesn’t get stained and should remain with its original colour for as long as you have the filling. If you notice a change in colour or a stain on your white filling, this may be a sign for caries developing underneath.
Is white filling the best solution?
Composite dental resin (the material used for white fillings) was introduced in the 1960s and since then has become the preferred material for use by most dentists around the world.
Although white fillings lose in the durability department when compared to silver fillings, science tells us that there are virtually no health risks for the human organism.
In contrast, silver (amalgam) fillings contain mercury – the most toxic chemical element known to humans. Even though there’s no substantial scientific evidence to either confirm or deny this, scientists have expressed concerns over the use of amalgam in dentistry due to its carcinogenic nature.
Given the scientific concerns, we recommend having only white fillings where possible and even replacing your old silver fillings. To take advantage of our offers for new and existing patients, book a dental check-up online and discuss your options with our dentists.
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