If you have tooth decay or damage, we can help restore the affected tooth’s structure and functionality with an expertly placed filling. We provide durable, cost-effective amalgam fillings or less noticeable composite fillings to blend in with your teeth.
Amalgam fillings are made from a mixture of metals including tin, copper, silver and mercury, and though the addition of mercury has attracted some controversy, numerous scientific studies have found no related adverse health effects. However, an alternative type of filling material would be used for those patients who have an allergy to any of the metals within the amalgam and would also be recommended for women who require treatment while pregnant.
As well as supporting the structure of a damaged tooth, helping to prevent further breakage or sensitivity, composite fillings offer a natural looking alternative to more noticeable amalgam fillings. Though considered less durable than amalgam, composite fillings do offer a more aesthetic option and are now made from more resilient materials. However, their longevity will depend on the depth of the cavity to be filled and its position in the mouth.
To prevent decay from forming in or around an amalgam or composite filling, it is important to brush at least twice a day, floss between teeth and see your dentist for regular check-ups.