A filling is a very common procedure, and most of us will experience a tooth cavity that needs attention at some point in our lives.
Fillings may be required due to decay, damage or wear to the surface of the tooth. They offer a highly effective way to restore the structure and functionality of a tooth.
There are two types of fillings: amalgam and composite.
Amalgam fillings are a well-established and reliable way to fix cavities, particularly those in the back teeth.
Amalgam fillings are the traditional choice, made from a combination of metals including tin, copper, silver and mercury. When in this alloy form, mercury is perfectly safe.
Why choose amalgam fillings?
- Extremely hard-wearing
- Quicker to place than composite fillings
- More cost-effective than alternative restorative options
Tooth-coloured composite fillings are now more popular than the metal amalgam alternative, with many people choosing composite for aesthetic reasons. A composite filling can transform your smile in a cost-effective and pain-free way.
Why choose composite fillings?
- Natural-looking, blending seamlessly into your tooth
- Free from mercury or other metals
- Strong and durable
- Able to be fitted and moulded into more difficult places in your mouth
- Can be effectively used on both front and back teeth
Case 1 – Before/After
Case 2 – Before/After
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