Fillings

Fillings are used to replace lost tooth tissue after decay, fractures or tooth wear (grinding/erosion)

There are a number of filling materials that can be used, commonly we use:
 

White fillings (composite)

  • White fillings are an excellent option to restore teeth and in many cases can be used to replace unsightly amalgam (silver) fillings. White fillings are not only an aesthetic option, they offer increased support to teeth and resistance to fracture in some teeth due to the fact they are bonded to the tooth. In many situations it can be almost impossible to tell the difference between your natural tooth and the white filling!
     

Silver fillings (Amalgam)

  • Amalgam can be used to repair/restore back teeth, it is strong and hard wearing and useful in situations where moisture control is difficult (white fillings must be placed in a very dry environment)
     

Laboratory made fillings (onlays and inlays)

  • These custom made restorations can provide superior margins and aesthetics compared to fillings placed in the surgery, often they will be suggested for repairing large areas on back teeth or where a filling has been unsuccessful. They are a strong, hard wearing and aesthetic option- these ‘fillings’ are usually made from ceramic which can appear just like a natural tooth, or dental metals including dental gold. They can be used to support the remaining tooth and help decrease the risk of fracture when used to cover the cusps of the tooth and can be a good alternative option to a full coverage crown as less tooth has to be removed during the preparation appointment- thus reducing the risk of irritation to the nerve of the tooth

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