A filling replaces part of a tooth that has been lost because of decay or through accidental damage.
You may hear the dentist talk about 'composite', 'glass ionomer', 'sealant restoration' and 'compomer' - These are different types of tooth coloured filling materials
Some of the text is courtesty of www.bdasmile.org
- Unlike 'silver' amalgam fillings, Tooth Coloured filling material adheres to tooth surface by bonding so it may be effectively used to repair both front & posterior teeth that are chipped, broken, decayed or worn. It can also be used as a 'veneer' to cover marks or discolouration that cleaning cannot remove. It can be successfully used to restore badly broken down posterior teeth.
- Tooth coloured fillings are more aesthetic than Amalgam fillings, which turn black in the mouth in time. "White" fillings come in a range of shades so they can be matched to the colour of your teeth.
- Preparations for a white filling are less invasive than preparations for an amalgam filling.
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Mr David Lubbe BChD
Dr Ian Tinkler BDS
Aesthetic Private Dentists
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28 North Road