We do fillings in our sleep
Fillings are one of the most common treatments performed by dentists. They help to restore shape and function to teeth and repair damage caused by tooth decay.
We offer several types of fillings
Amalgam (Metal) Fillings
Amalgam fillings are the only filling available on the NHS for back teeth, they are made of a combination of tin, copper and silver combined with mercury and they are extremely durable and hard wearing. Compared to other dental fillings, amalgam is inexpensive and simple to place and so retains its popularity among dentists. Disadvantages are that amalgam fillings will not look natural and can be seen if placed near the front teeth. They do not bond to the tooth but require a good retentive shaped cavity for retention which may mean the cavity needs to be extended to get a retentive shape.
Composite (White) Fillings
Composite fillings are becoming more popular with people who want natural looking teeth, white teeth. Made from a mixture of glass and quartz in resin, the composite filling requires less work in restructuring the teeth and can be bonded to the teeth, meaning less intrusive dental work.
Composite fillings are also hard wearing, although not as strong as amalgam fillings in some instances, but they will look natural and compliment the adjoining teeth.
Disadvantages are the cost is more expensive than an amalgam it is not always available on the NHS and takes slightly longer to place.