Only dentists can detect whether you have a cavity that needs filling.
However, you’ll likely experience toothache, tooth pain or sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages.
And if you’re experiencing tooth pain, please do not hesitate to get some help.
Once toothache begins, it will rarely subside without the intervention of dental professionals, who can stop and prevent harmful bacteria from causing you any discomfort in the first place.
If you’ve lost a filling, you might require an emergency appointment. Call the practice on 020 7928 4474.
The quickest way our dentists can restore damaged and heavily decayed teeth back to their normal function and state are with dental fillings.
When we place a filling, we first remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area and then fill the cavity with the filling material of your choice. Material choices we offer include gold, porcelain, composite resin (tooth-coloured) and amalgam.
By closing these gaps, we’re preventing bacteria from entering and causing further tooth decay.
“My entire family is treated here, and we’ve had great experiences with the hygienist and Dr Raj Patel. Dr Patel has been lovely with our two young children and has treated me for a root canal repair and fitting a crown. He was thorough, explained all of the options and the pros and cons and best of all his work was great. We will miss them when we move out of London shortly! Best dentist I’ve had in the UK.” – Tara, Walworth.
If you’re experiencing a nagging toothache, sudden pain when biting or sensitivity to hot or cold, then it’s time to book an appointment with a dentist.
The enamel destruction is irreversible when decay begins to impact and damage your tooth. If cavities are ignored or go without treatment like dental fillings, the decay can spread and worsen, destroying the healthiest parts of your mouth and teeth.
And if you let enough time go by, our dentists might be unable to repair the tooth with an affordable, conventional filling.
Please don’t wait until it’s too late.
During a general check-up, one of our dentists will use a small mirror to examine the surfaces of each tooth.
If anything looks slightly irregular, we will further inspect the area with special instruments to analyse the scope of the issue.
The treatment the dentist will prescribe next will depend on the damage caused by the decay. But more often than not, dental fillings will likely be your best option.
White or tooth-coloured fillings are often made from powdered glass and ceramic added to a resin base. With white fillings, the dentist will match the shade of white to one that mimics your natural tooth colour – so your fillings blend with your smile seamlessly.
Even though amalgam (silver) fillings are cheaper, white fillings are a popular patient choice as they are hardly noticeable when smiling. However, fillings are an essential preventive dentistry treatment.
So when considering which one will be best for you, it will be better if one of our dentists, like Dr Patel, advises on the type as he has extensive experience and has placed thousands of fillings in his time as a dentist.
Car parking spaces are available near the practice (Colnbrook Street).
We’re the go-to specialists for dental referrals in Southbank, Waterloo and Blackfriars.
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