Perhaps the most common form of restorative dentistry, Fillings help repair and provide support.
Fillings are often used when a patient has a cavity and the structure of the tooth needs to be repaired.
Decayed or damaged teeth can be successfully repaired with fillings – a safe, cost-effective method that restores a tooth’s shape and functionality in a very durable way.
As well as providing an effective repair for tooth decay or damage, white (or composite) fillings offer a natural-looking alternative to more obvious amalgam ones, as they are made from a tooth-coloured resin which blends in with your teeth.
They support the structure of a damaged tooth, helping to prevent further breakage and sensitivity and can be placed on the front or back teeth.
Although often considered to be a less durable method for filling teeth, composite fillings do have more aesthetic appeal and are now made from modern materials which offer improved durability. Their life expectancy will depend on the depth of the cavity to be filled and its position in the mouth.