Fillings are used to replace a portion of your tooth which has been lost either due to dental decay or damage.
Composite (white) fillings offer a natural looking alternative to more obvious metal fillings and can even be used to reshape disfigured teeth. Composite fillings bond to the tooth and can withstand the forces in your mouth when you bite and chew and so greatly improve the strength of teeth. Suitable for either the front or back teeth, it is not only an attractive choice, but also supports the remaining structure of a damaged tooth to help prevent further breakage and reduced sensitivity to temperature.
Amalgam (silver) fillings play an important role in providing strong stable fillings in back teeth for those patients who wish to have them once all the options have been discussed.