If you need fillings to restore damaged or decayed teeth, then we offer a choice of amalgam, composite, glass ionomer and CEREC. Both amalgam and composite fillings are best suited for small to medium treatments while glass ionomer is better for small and CEREC for larger filling work.
Our amalgam restorations are the traditional silver fillings and are a relatively cheap option, although, over time, they blacken, giving teeth a grey appearance. They also don’t strengthen the tooth and patients may worry about the mercury leaking out and causing problems. However, amalgam is still considered a safe and approved material to use in dental procedures for adult patients.
Composite restorations on the other hand, are made of a plastic mixture filled with glass and are tooth-coloured. They can now be used for both front and back teeth and are more aesthetically pleasing, as they blend in with your natural tooth colour. Composite fillings also bond to the tooth, supporting the remaining tooth structure and helping to prevent breakages. They further insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes.