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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.

Latest Reviews
Roshni was excellent in looking after my partner Sam ! He couldn’t praise her enough for an excellent work
Elsie R.
Elsie R.
19:35 16 May 22
I cannot speak highly enough of Smilepod Soho. I went for cleaning and polish by Michaela. From the moment I walked in, the receptionist was extremely warm and friendly and welcoming. Michaela cleaned my teeth, and whilst they are not in the best shape, she was non judgemental, and probably one of the loveliest dentists I’ve ever had in my life. I’m so glad I took the first step to get my teeth fixed. I have already booked my follow-up appointment for next time. What an amazing place.
Aaron H.
Aaron H.
12:42 09 May 22
Had a fantastic experience with both a hygienist and a dental check up at Smilepod Soho! The best dentist in London by far.
Rhys H.
Rhys H.
10:47 27 Apr 22
I had a very good experience at Smilepod Canada Place, getting a check-up and classic cleaning done.Dr Adelina Haas and Prabina (Dental Nurse) put me at ease, and I felt quite relaxed during the appointment which is a feeling that most people would not associate with dental appointments. They were very nice, asking me lots of questions, and explained what they were going to do.I am due back for a filling in a few weeks time. I hope it goes as well
Kai W
Kai W
09:22 20 Apr 22
I had my teeth cleaning and diamond polish done by Dentist Roshni Goel. She is really sweet and gentle throughout the procedure. I barely had any discomfort while getting the cleaning done. She takes you through the whole process in detail and is very sweet to answer all your queries with patience. The only con is that the prices at Smilepod are quite high but I do recommend Hygienist Roshni Goel. Overall a great job done!
Gaurika C.
Gaurika C.
14:17 04 Apr 22
I got a cleaning there last week and it was phenomenal with Erika!After the cleaning I had some issues involving my wire and had to come back, they fixed everything up for free and gave me a little brush to help and did another mini cleaning of my bottom teeth. I was extremely happy about this kind of treatment, super happy to call them my dentists.
Hunter L.
Hunter L.
16:35 22 Mar 22
Really positive experience with hygienist Roshni Goel. My teeth are quite sensitive and she took utmost care during the cleaning; I didn’t feel much pain even with such sensitive teeth.
Vivek S.
Vivek S.
17:40 19 Mar 22
I am not fan of having hygiene appointments as my teeth are rather sensitive. Roshni Goel, the hygienist at Canada Place, took care of me beautifully by accommodating manual and mechanical clean interchangeably to minimize my distress. And this was highly important given my pregnancy. Going to send my husband to her!
Julia W.
Julia W.
21:37 16 Mar 22
Had an appointment with hygienist Stephanie, the results were amazing and she gave lots of great advice.
Med
Med
18:56 15 Mar 22
Went for the Diamond polish. Inga, who is the hygienist specialist, was very professional and friendly. It was my first dentist appointment after 7 years and Inga did an exceptional job. I had all the hard plaque/tartar removed, including the stains I had from smoking! My teeth looks all fresh and clean. Inga also provided some great advice as well as providing me with couple of tiny brushes for me to clean areas that are in-between my teeth :) Highly recommend Inga for hygiene clean and polish.
Shah A.
Shah A.
17:36 15 Mar 22
I'm usually a little anxious about dental visits but soon relax when I arrive at Smilepod Soho. Diana at Reception is very welcoming and by the time we have exchanged a few pleasantries Katalin, my Hygienist, is there to greet me.Kati has been my hygienist for several years now and I feel comfortable in her very capable hands. She is efficient and gentle using a combination of ultrasonic and manual where required. I leave feeling reassured that I have had a thorough scale and polish and have been seen by a conscientious and professional practitioner.Katie also gives me important advice regarding my dental hygiene i.e. where I need to do a bit more work/cleaning etc - which I really appreciate.
mimi B.
mimi B.
16:04 12 Mar 22
Bit expensive but worth it! My appointment (Diamond Polish) with Roshni was a really positive experience, she talks you through every step of the process making sure you’re comfortable and telling you what she’s doing and why. All in all, it was brilliant and my teeth feel cleaner and whitern
Izzy M.
Izzy M.
12:16 12 Mar 22
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