A filling replaces part of a tooth that has been lost because of decay or through accidental damage.
‘Silver’ fillings are made of amalgam – a mixture of mercury with other metals, such as silver, tin and copper. They are very strong, so they are ideal for back teeth, where there is heavy wear from chewing.
‘Composite’, ‘glass ionomer’ and ‘compomer’ are different types of white filling. Unlike silver fillings, white filling material sticks to teeth and can form edges, so it may be effectively used to repair front teeth that are chipped, broken, decayed or worn. It can also be used to cover marks or discolouration that cleaning won’t remove.
Tooth coloured fillings come in a range of shades so they can be matched to the colour of your own teeth.
- Prevents further tooth decay and damage.
- Maintains the natural appearance of your teeth
What are the alternatives:
Portman Care – protect your teeth by planning for your routine examinations and hygiene visits and make treatment more affordable by spreading payment throughout the year. View more details