If you’re looking for affordable and long lasting composite white fillings in Reading from a highly rated and experienced private dentist, our state-of-the-art clinic can help.
Benefit from the expertise and dedication of our highly skilled principal dentist Dr. Ali Kamran (GDC No 71662), who has over 24 years extensive cosmetic dentistry experience and has helped perform fillings for hundreds of patients in Reading and Berkshire.
What is a composite (white) filling?
A Composite is a tooth coloured plastic mixture filled with glass (silicon dioxide). Composites are not only used to restore decayed areas, but are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the colour of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
What will my dentist do?
Your dentist will:
- Usually numb the area around the tooth with an injection but some small fillings may not need an anaesthetic;
Remove any decay, together with any old filling material, using a small, high-speed drill;
- Wash and dry the tooth by blowing water and then air onto it (the dentist will be holding something, which looks like a water pistol);
- Etch the surface to be restored with a mild acid, to help the filling stick better;
- Coat the surface that is to be restored with a bonding agent (which acts like cement) and then place the filling material this is pushed into the cavity that is to be filled and it is shaped as required;
- Harden the filling by pointing a bright light at it, inside your mouth (you will see the dentist and dental nurse protecting their eyes) this is called curing finish by trimming and polishing the filling as necessary.
Why choose us for your fillings
✔️ Over 100 5* Google my Business reviews
✔️ One of the highest Google my Business rated dentists in Reading
✔️ One of most established dentists in Reading at over 40 years
✔️ Highly experienced fillings team
✔️ Get fantastic results at great prices
✔️ Accepting new and nervous patients
✔️ Friendly and modern clinic
What are the advantages of a composite filling?
Aesthetics are the main advantage, since dentist can blend shades to create a colour identical to your actual tooth.
Composites bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps to prevent breakage and insulates the tooth from excessive temperature changes.
What are the disadvantages of a composite filling?
After receiving a composite, a patient may experience post-operative sensitivity. Also, the shade of the composite can change slightly if the patient drinks a lot of tea, coffee or other staining foods.
Composites tend to wear out sooner than silver (amalgam) filling in larger cavities, although they hold up as well in small cavities.
How long will a composite last?
Studies have shown that composites can last up to 7-10 years, which is comparable to silver fillings except in very large restoration.
Composite fillings before and after
Filling treatment reviews via Google Business
After a bad experience at another practise, I was simply terrified of having to go to a dentist again, but having read the reviews for this practise I decided to book an appointment. I’ve had fillings and extractions with Dr Kamran and I couldn’t recommend him enough. He was so gentle and reassuring. The level of service and care at this practise is excellent!”
Gintare D (May 2022)
“Hadn’t been to a dentist for a while, so a little worried. A friend recommended Markham Associates. Needed fillings and an extraction.
Put at ease from the start: procedures fully explained, x-ray results shown, treatment options given and no pressure. COVID rules in place. Pleased with outcome.”
“Great dental practice, been using it for several years and satisfied with dentist and dental staff. 5* dental treatment, would recommend.
Fillings have been lasting and great quality restorative dental work.”
“An outstanding dental practice, providing an excellent level of care, advice, support and expertise. The whole team is highly professional with excellent interpersonal skills…warmly welcomed by this nervous patient! Dr Kamran always explains proposed treatment and options in full.
Yesterday’s painless filling of a deteriorating tooth, which required work very close to the nerve, was particularly remarkable and perhaps even more so when taking into account the level of PPE required.
I felt completely safe at all times. Many thanks Dr. Kamran and team.”