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Fillings

Fillings

The most common form of dental restoration. Fillings repair teeth that have been damaged from dental decay, trauma or wear. Fillings restore the structure of teeth that need to be rebuilt after the decayed or damaged part of the tooth has been prepared.

Fillings

At Smilepod, we only use tooth-coloured composite filling materials to repair damaged teeth. Composite is a special material made from a combination of resin, glass and plastic. It is colour-matched to your natural teeth, blending in perfectly with your smile. Unlike old fashioned silver amalgam fillings, there’s no need to remove any of the healthy teeth as composite is built on and bonded (stuck) to the tooth directly.

We can also use the same techniques to improve the appearance of your front teeth to improve your smile. For any light damage and discolouration, we can use composite to correct issues and cover up defects.

Why have a white filling?

  • Strengthens the structure of the damaged tooth
  • They are an aesthetic restoration that can help with confidence

How are white fillings placed?

  • We first remove the decayed part of the tooth, usually using local anaesthetic.
  • The area is prepared (etched) using a special gel which creates a perfect surface for the composite to bond to.
  • We clean the tooth and dry it, then add a priming agent.
  • The composite is added onto the tooth in layers, building up the structure of the repair to match the shape of the tooth.
  • Once happy with the shape, we harden the resin under a bright light and then we polish it.

How long do fillings last?

While your filling is resistant to bacteria and staining, your natural teeth are not.

Regular cleaning will keep your mouth clear of plaque and bacteria. This will make sure your filling will last for as long as possible. You should also avoid biting directly onto the filling as composite isn’t as strong as tooth enamel.

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Kate is fantastic - quick, efficient, super friendly and great at what they do. Kate is the first hygienist for me to feel comfortable with (in 20yrs).
RK F
RK F
09:55 17 Aug 22
A very welcoming environment with very kind staff.My dentist Dr K Orempuller was highly skilled and kept me at ease.Not a hard sell,just professional and attentive to details.
Harish K.
Harish K.
15:19 09 Aug 22
I had a cleaning and a filling with Rodrigo Takaki.I am very happy with the overall service at Smilepod, will be going back for my regular teeth cleaning and other treatments if needed
Brian A.
Brian A.
13:48 09 Aug 22
Best dental experience I’ve had. Saw Dr. Zelasco who was excellent. Teeth are feeling great. I’ll definitely be going back
Sam P.
Sam P.
21:54 01 Aug 22
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Claudia P.
10:51 27 Jul 22
Having my braces with Dr Debora, She is knowledgeable, kind , an excellent professional. I am already seeing the results.Highly recommended
jojo Y.
jojo Y.
14:21 26 Jul 22
Mihaela was the loveliest hygienist, would definitely recommend
Sarah Z.
Sarah Z.
17:16 25 Jul 22
I had my teeth cleaned and polished by Roshni back in November 2021. She was really gentle throughout the procedure and I barely had any discomfort while getting the cleaning done. Overall a great job and thank you so much!
Selena T.
Selena T.
11:36 15 Jul 22
I have been meaning to write this review for the longest time! I cannot fault Dr Raj and his team for their brilliant service. Dr Raj’s consultation was concise and clear and he was extremely professional. Raj is extremely experienced, his judgement and expertise shaped my teeth to perfection! I was quoted 10-12 months for my top and bottom braces and my teeth came out amazing. I also had my teeth cleaned with the hygienist afterwards. Smilepod Bank branch is clean, courteous and all the staff are knowledgable, I have referred a few people to them. Keep up the good work! Simone
simone O.
simone O.
11:34 07 Jul 22
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A L.
A L.
22:05 04 Jul 22
Today was my first time visiting Smile Pod Soho, it was amazing. The Hygenist I saw was lovely, I was quite nervous and she talked me through every step of what she was doing which really put me at ease. Really great place and I got taken in right on time. I'm so happy with my teeth now and will definetely be back.
B V.
B V.
15:37 04 Jul 22
Got a cleaning (Classic Clean and Polish) here and was really pleased with the service. Roshni (the hygienist) was really gentle and took the time to explain what she was doing. Will definitely be back for my next clean.
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