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.


Dear Valued Patient

We are delighted to have safely reopened our practice for urgent and routine treatments.

To ensure the safest environment possible, we have made some important changes that all our patients need to be aware of.

Click here to see our new Patient Journey

Click here for information on managing your toothache at home

We look forward to seeing you soon

Kind regards
Studental Team