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