Fast and gentle cavity repair in Worksop

Choose from a range of filling options at Kaye & Rafferty Dental Practice

Getting a filling at Kaye & Rafferty Dental Practice 

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Routine fillings in Worksop

Fillings are nothing to be afraid of nowadays – at Kaye & Rafferty Dental Practice, the procedure is straightforward and stress-free. We offer a range of filling options for patients in Worksop, from cost-effective amalgam (metal) fillings to cosmetic tooth-coloured fillings – which are virtually indiscernible from your natural teeth. Whichever you choose, you can rest assured that you’ll be in experienced and caring hands at Kaye & Rafferty.

Amalgam/NHS fillings

Amalgam fillings are the traditional treatment for cavities and the most cost-effective option available at Kaye & Rafferty Dental Practice. If you’ve decided to have an amalgam filling in Worksop, rest assured it’s a very routine procedure that can be carried out comfortably under local anaesthetic. At Kate & Rafferty Dental Practice, amalgam fillings are available on the NHS. The advantages of amalgam fillings are that they are cheaper than cosmetic white fillings, and usually more durable too.

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White fillings in Worksop

Fed up with your shadowed smile? With the new generation of cosmetic tooth-coloured fillings, you can avoid amalgam fillings altogether for a smile that looks fresh and natural. At Kaye & Rafferty Dental Practice, composite white fillings are the most popular option available – and one of the most cost-effective cosmetic dental treatments around. As well as blending with the surrounding tooth colour, so as to be virtually unnoticeable when you speak or laugh, composite fillings require less drilling than amalgam fillings.

Dental fillings FAQs

What’s the difference between amalgam and white fillings?

Amalgam fillings are the more traditional silver-metal option. If you don’t want your fillings to show inside your mouth, a white filling, made from a composite resin material that bonds to the natural tooth, is the best option. White fillings can be moulded and then bonded to your tooth, which means less drilling is required, and less of the tooth needs to be removed to place the filling.

Will it hurt to get a filling?

No. Fillings are carried out under a local anaesthetic so you won’t feel a thing during treatment, and white fillings require much less drilling than amalgam. If you are at all nervous about having an injection, do let us know so that we can gently help you through the procedure – we have a number of tried and tested techniques at our disposal and lots of experience helping nervous patients.

What happens after a filling treatment?

Some patients experience extra sensitivity for up to three weeks after the treatment, which gradually subsides. For most, though, a filling treatment is very straightforward. The anaesthetic wears off after 1-3 hours and after that you should be able to return to normal activity. Children must be observed until the anaesthesia has completely worn off.

How long will my white filling last?

White fillings have an average lifespan of around seven years, though this can be much longer if you follow a good oral hygiene routine at home.

What are the advantages of white fillings over metal ones?

White fillings have the major advantage of being tooth-coloured, so your filling closely matches the colour of your teeth. It’s also a more conservative option, as less of the tooth is removed when placing a composite filling.

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