Fillings are a wonderfully effective way to repair teeth that have been damaged, either due to injury or decay(Cavity). Cavity can be caused due to several reasons such as excessive consumption of sweets, tooth-grinding or even nail biting.
We use a number of different kinds of fillings, such as: composite (white) fillings, amalgam (silver) fillings, and porcelain fillings. During your visit, we’ll discuss the different types with you, and help you choose the one that suits you best.
Composite (white) fillings are made from natural tooth coloured resins that are more aesthetically pleasing and can be matched to the same colour as natural teeth.
Amalgam (silver) fillings are made from an amalgamation of different metals and are silver in appearance. Amalgam fillings are resistant to wear; however, due to their colour they are more noticeable than composite fillings and are not usually used in very visible areas, such as front teeth.
Glass Ionomer Fillings (white) are white in colour but does not mach the exact shade of the tooth, not usually used in visible areas.
Porcelain fillings are called inlays or onlays and are made by a technician in a dental laboratory and then bonded to the tooth. They can be matched to the colour of the tooth, resist staining, and are extremely durable.
Silver Amagam Filling Composite Filling
Front tooth Restored with composite filling