Composite (Tooth coloured) Fillings
Technological advances have rendered cosmetic white fillings as strong and reliable as the traditional mercury amalgam fillings. White fillings are available in a variety of shades in order to ensure that the colour of the filling matches the shade of the tooth. This provides a more natural appearance. Composite can also be used to build up and recontour teeth, as well as change their shape and close selective spacing, enhancing the overall form and aesthetics of the mouth.
Amalgam (Silver) Fillings
Amalgam fillings are silver coloured. They are made by combining mercury and a silver alloy. Amalgam is long lasting, hard wearing and economical to use. This kind of filling is normally used on the back ‘chewing’ teeth.