Restorative Fillings


Restorative Fillings

Restore your damaged tooth to full health.

A filling is a treatment for tooth damaged by decay, restoring it back to its normal function and shape while preventing further decay.

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What are amalgam fillings?

Amalgam or silver fillings are the metal coloured fillings that many people have.

Amalgam was the traditional material used for fillings for many years however they do contain small amounts of mercury.

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Why choose Restorative Fillings?

  • Stop the cavity from growing
  • Protect your teeth from decay
  • Strengthen fractured teeth

Frequently Asked Questions

Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths. Nowadays fillings are not only functional, but can be natural looking as well. Many people don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile because they are more conscious about the way they look.

White fillings have always been considered less long-lasting than silver amalgam fillings. But there are now new materials available with properties comparable to silver amalgam, and these are proving to be very successful. The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly on where it is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite. Your dentist can advise you on the life expectancy of your fillings.

It is usually best to change fillings only when your dentist decides that an old filling needs replacing. If so you can ask to have it replaced in a tooth-coloured material.

This can vary, but they are mainly made of glass particles, synthetic resin and a setting ingredient. Your dentist should be able to give you more information about the particular material that they use.

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