Fillings at Appletree Dental Surgery

When decay is detected in your teeth, the dentist will need to restore the tooth with a filling. There are various filling materials available and your dentist will advise you of the most appropriate material for you and the tooth being restored. The options will always be explained to you at your appointment so you can make an informed decision.

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam is the well known silver-coloured filling that has been routinely used for many, many years. Amalgam is the most durable and long-lasting material available.

Although there is mercury in dental amalgam, once combined with the other materials in the material, its chemical nature is changed rendering it harmless. Research into the safety of dental amalgam has been carried out for over a century and to date, no reliable controlled studies have identified any connection between amalgam fillings and any medical problem.

Tooth Coloured Fillings

Tooth Coloured filling are quickly becoming more popular as patients are becoming more aware of the appearance of their teeth and smile. Composite is available to match the shade of your natural teeth and in most cases our dentists will be able to restore your teeth with this material.

Composites are also rapidly improving to rival the strength and durability of amalgam.

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