White Fillings


At Horsefair Dental Practice, we understand that most people would prefer not to have fillings containing mercury in their mouth. As a private dental practice we are not under any time constraints to complete your dental treatment. This allows us to restore virtually every tooth with mercury-free filling materials. These materials are far more biocompatible and aesthetic than those containing mercury.

Silver Vs White fillings

You may already be aware that there are different kinds of fillings out there. Some are silver or gold in colour while others are white. Years ago, the only option was silver, amalgam fillings. This means that, if you have had your fillings for many years, they are more likely to be silver than any other colour.

If this is you and you would like to make a change, it is now possible to do so. You can make the transition from silver to white fillings at Horsefair Dental.

Why make a change?

It is important to note that you do not have to make a change. If your fillings are intact and your teeth are undamaged then it is absolutely fine for you to continue with your silver fillings. Your dentist will look them over each time you have a check-up to make sure that everything is as it should be.

Most people choose to make the shift from silver to white for aesthetic reasons. When you open your mouth, silver fillings are usually quite obtrusive. Anything that affects the look of your teeth can feel like a stigma that says things about the health of your teeth or your habits. White fillings blend in with your teeth and are not easy to spot. This means you can laugh and smile with ease and without concerns about your look.

The process

If you have silver fillings, they will be carefully removed with a guard in place to protect you from any distribution of mercury or dust. The area is then drilled to prepare it and to remove any additional decay that has formed. Your new filling is then added to the same spot and that’s it.

How we can help

When you visit us at Horsefair Dental, we do a detailed examination of your mouth and any existing fillings. We can offer personalised advice on replacements or any other work that you might appreciate.


For more information, call the practice on 01889 583891 and speak to a member of the team.