Composite fillings and glass ionomer cement fillings:
Our practice does not use mercury based amalgam filling material. All our fillings are tooth-coloured and are virtually invisible.
Composite fillings can be an alternative to amalgam fillings. They are made of a plastic material mixed with small glass particles and are tooth coloured, rather than silver. They are suitable for repairing both the front and back teeth. After preparing the tooth, your dentist will place layers of the composite filling into the area to be repaired. Each layer of the composite material is hardened by exposure to a special light. Once the cavity or defect is filled, your dentist can trim the composite to fit the tooth and then polish it to reduce discolouration or staining.
Amalgam fillings can be replaced by composite fillings.