Maida Smiles (W. London)

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Dental Fillings In London's Kensington

Dental fillings are commonly used to repair cracked and broken teeth that perhaps have been worn down through misuse like nail-biting or tooth-grinding. 

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If you are experiencing tooth pain, we suggest you visit our practice in W9 (a 2/5 minute walk from Maida Vale tube), so we can investigate the level and stage of tooth decay. Most toothache problems can be dealt with quickly with standard procedures like dental fillings.

To treat a cavity, we will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then fill the area with a material of your choice.

At Maida Smiles, as a cosmetic clinic, we can offer white fillings to help repairs blend flawlessly within the mouth while protecting your tooth structure.

The Cost Of White Fillings (Tooth-Coloured Composites)

White fillings are a favoured choice simply because they last for a good period and look more aesthetically pleasing in the mouth.

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Visiting Our Practice From Kensington

From Kensington to our clinic in Maida Vale, it is a short 22-minute tube journey using the District, Circle and Bakerloo lines. Our clinic is a short walk from Maida Vale tube station (roughly 2-5 minutes).

If you plan to drive to our practice from Kensington, it’s only 2.7 miles away and typically takes around 16 minutes with heavy traffic.

Paid parking is available using ParkBee on Lanark Road (the road right next to the practice).

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“Excellent first experience. Easy to book online, the dentist saw me quickly and finished my cavity filling within 20 minutes. Nice offices with calming music. It was even quite affordable compared to others in the area. Couldn’t be happier, I highly recommend it.”
Andy Shannon, 07/20/2022

Comparing Filling Types, Benefits And Limitations

If there’s one thing we understand better than most, it’s that patients like to be educated on the types of treatment available and then, with our recommendation, have the freedom to decide on their course of care.

So, we’ve created the below comparison table to highlight the benefits of each filling type, so you can have a good idea of what to expect before coming in for your appointment.

Direct And Indirect Fillings

There are two main types of filling:

Direct fillings: Used when the dentist removes the cavity and immediately applies a tooth-coloured resin to the tooth. Following this, the dentist will shape, cure and polish the filling.

Indirect fillings: These use a laboratory method to take the dental impression; the dentist will remove the cavity and then take an impression of the teeth using special putty, which is then sent to the lab to be custom-made for the patient. The filling in this instance will be similar to a traditional one. However, it will be cured in a particular way for better wear resistance. The lab can add custom features such as glazing or tooth shade matching.

The main difference between the two is that one is placed immediately, and the other is placed on a second appointment. Indirect fillings offer a more durable, better-fitting result at a cost and a slower pace.

Dental Filling FAQ

  • How long do fillings last? It depends on the filling you choose. The longest-lasting fillings are gold and amalgam silver, lasting up to 15 years. Tooth-coloured fillings can last a long time with proper care. However, they are known to have shorter longevity of around 5-10 years.
  • Which dental filling is the best? Undeniably, tooth-coloured, white fillings are the most popular choice for our London patients for obvious reasons. However, each filling type has its benefits, but at the end of the day, the decision tends to boil down to the finished look and aesthetics of the tooth. And as tooth-coloured fillings keep more of the natural tooth intact, they could be considered a better option to preserve as much of the original tooth as possible.
  • Is a dental filling painful? While it’s not uncommon for patients to be nervous or fear having a cavity filled, it’s not common for the procedure to be painful. You’ll likely feel far worse pain with toothache from dental decay than you would from having the issue rectified.
  • Do fillings weaken teeth? Many traditional fillings, like silver, require the tooth’s overall structure and shape to be modified to make room for the filling. This ultimately weakens the overall structure of the tooth. However, in cases of tooth-coloured composites, these keep much of the underlying tooth intact compared to their counterparts.
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.

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