Fillings

  • When enamel and dentine becomes softened by acid attack by the presence of sugar, dental decay occurs and a cavity is formed. If the cavity isn’t too large a regular filling will suffice once the decay has been removed.
  • Fillings are restorations of the tooth. There are two main materials that can be used, amalgam (a silver, mercury containing material) or composite (a white cosmetic material).
  • Although amalgam contains mercury, there is no strong evidence to suggest that this causes any medical issues.
  • The advantages of a composite, white filling material are that it doesn’t contain mercury and that it can be matched to the colour of the tooth. It also allows less removal of the tooth due to its adhesive nature.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the latest Government guidance, we are pleased to begin planning our return to practice.

We are committed to prioritising the safety of all patients and of our team, and as such there may be differences to how you are able to access dental services for the time being.

Please call us if you have an emergency or need to discuss an appointment.

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