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Maida Smiles (W. London)

Tel: 020 3974 1777

Dental Fillings London
White Options from £195

  • Tooth-coloured composite fillings
  • Amalgam, mercury-free fillings
  • Central London location
  • Commuter-friendly appointments

★★★★★ – 4.9 Star Rated Clinic. Read our 215+ Google reviews.

Think you need a dental filling?

If you can feel visible holes in your teeth, or experiencing unexplained bad breath, paired with black staining on the surface of your teeth, then it’s likely you need a dental filling.

When tooth cavities have been ignored for some time, patients might also experience slight tooth sensitivity, toothache or pain when biting down. 

If the above resonates with you, it’s best to book a check-up with one of our London dentists, who can examine your teeth and in the same appointment, place a dental filling if you need one.

New patient check-ups are charged at £110, and £95 for existing, registered patients. Alternatively, register as a new patient here.

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White fillings are the modern choice

With a white filling, the preparation of the tooth is much more conservative compared to traditional mercury, silver fillings.

Consisting of composite-resin, a tooth-coloured plastic filed with glass, white fillings are the popular choice mainly for their cosmetic appeal. As the shade of white is matched to your existing teeth, it means that your dental fillings can blend seamlessly into your smile. 

Plus, just like regular fillings, white fillings protect the teeth from decay and prevent further breakage of the remaining tooth structure. Another benefit is that they prevent sensitivity that is common once the decayed portion of the tooth has been removed.

Symptoms of tooth decay

If you’re experiencing these signs, ensure you do not delay booking in for a dental check-up.

  • Spontaneous tooth pain for no apparent cause
  • Mild to sharp pain when eating or drinking
  • Teeth sensitive to touch, or hot or cold beverages
  • Toothache when biting down
  • Brown, black or white staining on the surface of the tooth

There are five stages of tooth decay; demineralisation, enamel decay, dentin decay, pulp decay then abscess. Patients within stage five are recommended to book an emergency appointment.

What the dentist recommends

As experienced and holistic dentists, we will always recommend white fillings over mercury fillings because today’s composite filling materials consist of incredibly strong and durable resin polymers which we will re-enforce with nano-hybrid glass ceramics to increase the wear resistance and compressive strength.

The tooth will also remain stronger, making it more durable when using composite as less of the structure is removed. Plus, when delivered by our amazing dentists, patients should expect their white fillings to last at least 10 years – and longer if you look after your teeth and visit a hygienist regularly. 

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Replacing amalgam fillings

Many dentists not just in London but around the UK are beginning to discontinue the application of silver, amalgam fillings and opting for a holistic route. 

Silver fillings consist 50% of mercury along with a mixture of other powdered metals like silver, tin and copper and have become unpopular in recent years not just because of their poor aesthetic appeal, but because of their mercury content. 

At Maida Smiles, we offer a service, where we can remove your silver fillings should you wish and replace them with white composites to give patients peace of mind when it comes to preserving their wider general and oral health.

Quick contact

Christina J
Christina J
23. March, 2023.
I've been receiving orthodontic treatment for about a year now with Dr. Ines and she's a wonderful mixture of highly skilled and professional, very thorough, and gentle in her approach. She is also super personable and I always look forward to my monthly appointments with her. She's made such a big improvement to my teeth and I'm very happy with my treatment so far -- I highly recommend Dr. Ines. I've also had other treatments with Maida Smiles and always had a great experience, especially with my wisdom teeth removal (by Dr. Pedro) that went very smoothly without any issues. The team's treatment coordinator/dentist nurse Cinthia is also always super kind and helpful if you have any questions or want to understand treatments.
Angelica Sacrepaye
Angelica Sacrepaye
15. March, 2023.
I had the lovely Dr Shankar for a 4 month Invisalign treatment. I mainly had overcrowding that needed sorting out after having had braces as a teenager and not wearing my retainer. Dr Shankar was delightful and has a lovely energy about him that made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. He explained processes well and also gave good advice to help me make informed decisions. I would highly highly recommend him to anyone in the Maida Vale area!
George Batchkala
George Batchkala
14. March, 2023.
I had 2 wisdom teeth (on the same side) removed by Dr Pedro. I had a much better experience than I expected. One month later, I have completely recovered without any complications. Absolutely recommend!
André Tiago
André Tiago
3. March, 2023.
I was recommended to start my treatment at the clinic and I couldn't be more pleased. It has been 6 months since I put my braces on and I am being followed by Dr. Ines and Dr. Cíntia. I can already see great changes and can't wait for the final result. Excellent professionals. The whole environment is very calm which makes you comfortable. 100% recommend Maida Smiles Clinic.
Claudia Castellani
Claudia Castellani
3. March, 2023.
Following a friend’s recommendation, I brought my eldest daughter to Dr Ines do Carmo for orthodontic treatment. Ines has been brilliant throughout the treatment; she is incredibly passionate about her work and this is reflected in her skilled perfectionism and the amazing results she achieves for her patients. From the start, Ines’ warm and friendly manner succeeded in putting my apprehensive daughter at ease. She was also forthcoming and thorough in her explanations of the treatment, and happy to share her extensive knowledge. My daughter now has an even lovelier smile thanks to Ines. I highly recommend her and will be bringing my younger children to her for their orthodontic treatment.
Carla Parreira
Carla Parreira
3. March, 2023.
It was my first time in the clinic and I had a great experience. The staff is very friendly. Samantha was very helpful with booking the appointment and fast replied to my messages. I had an appointment with Dr. Ines do Carmo. She is lovely. She explained all the treatment and the best option for my case. Cintia was helping Dr. Ines with the appointment. Cintia is very friendly. Dr. Ines and Cintia took care of me and made me feel welcome during the consultation. I will continue my treatment in the clinic. I recommend the clinic and especially Dr. Ines do Carmo.
Maria Moreira
Maria Moreira
2. March, 2023.
It is my good fortune to have found Dra inês at Maida Smiles Clinic and to have her as my orthodontist. My complex orthodontic treatment, as an adult, defies all laws of physics, but Dra Inês has the most amazing professional expertise and compassion to help and change lives, and she is helping me massively. In each consultation, Dra Inês moves one-step forward to improve my bite, my oral health in general and my smile! I will be forever grateful to Dra Inês for her outstanding care, professionalism and support she provides in each visit, in such a caring and friendly way. I warmly recommend Dra Inês and Maida Smiles Clinic to anyone who os considering orthodontics.
Adrian de Haro
Adrian de Haro
1. March, 2023.
We were on a short trip to London and my wife's implant got loose. We called Maida Smiles and they immediately saw her. They kindly sorted the issue out and my wife was extremely satisfied with the kind, friendly and professional service. Thanks Dr Pedro.
Igor Zinatulin
Igor Zinatulin
26. February, 2023.
I can’t thank enough Dr Pedro Gutierres and Maida Smiles’ team for guiding me through a multiple teeth extraction operation I had at the clinic recently. I’m a very anxious patient and everyone at Maida Smiles went above and beyond to accommodate my questions, asks and concerns. The operation itself was painless and positively uneventful, healing was quick and after-care second to none. Never thought I’d say this to myself but I’m looking forward to my next dentist appointment at Maida Smiles.