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In order to minimise health risks to our patients and staff, we are currently cancelling any routine check-ups. We are still open for emergency appointments such as pain, swelling, bleeding or abscesses. For other problems such as broken teeth, lost fillings & lost crowns with no pain, please contact us; at the moment as treatment is still quite limited we will be able to offer an assessment of the problem and plan for future treatment.

In the case that you experience any of the above, please email us at info@banburydentalsurgery.co.uk, with your name, date of birth and contact number. If calling the practice on 01295 273112, please call between 9am- 5pm Monday - Friday, or leave us a message. Somebody will be in contact with you to assess and arrange an appointment.

Due to the corona virus outbreak we are requesting that all patients that have recently experienced a new persistent cough or have a current temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher), to NOT attend the practice.

All patients being booked in will be required to answer covid-19 screening questions before their appointment, as well as upon arrival to the practice. Payment for all appointments and treatment we request is done by card and contactless payment where possible.


 Nowadays fillings are not only functional, but can also be natural looking (cosmetic). 

Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths. Many people don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile because they are more conscious about the way they look.

There is also a slight chance that some people may be sensitive (allergic) to the metals used in silver amalgam fillings. If this sensitivity is proven, it may be best to replace the amalgam fillings with another type of restoration/filling.


White fillings have in the past been considered less long lasting than silver amalgam fillings. But there are now new materials available with properties comparable to amalgam, and these are proving very successful.

The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly on where the filling is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite (your occlusion).


It is usually best to change fillings only when your dentist decides that an old filling needs replacing. If so, you can then consider replacing the old fillings with a tooth-coloured material.

Sometimes it is not practical to place white fillings in back teeth, as they are not always successful.

One way round filling a back tooth with a tooth coloured material is to consider using crowns, inlays or onlays.


This can vary, but they are mainly made of glass particles, synthetic resin and a setting ingredient. The two main types of adhesive white fillings are called composite and glass ionomera.

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If you need any further information or to ask a question please send us a message and we will be happy to get in touch with you.

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