Tooth decay (cavities) is a serious issue and the most common disease that affects humans. If left untreated, it can become a serious threat to your dental hygiene and cause a lot of pain. Dental fillings can be used to stop the decay and restore your teeth for normal every day functioning.
The latest composite fillings (white fillings) have improved enormously over the years and have now replaced silver mercury fillings.
We use materials that are coloured to match your tooth. Fillings are completed in one visit and once your tooth is completely free of decay, the dentist will restore the tooth to normal.
Another tooth colored material that can be used to restore your teeth is glass ionomer. Mostly used as a temporary filling, or as a foundation underneath composite fillings.
For those patients who have teeth with little or no sound supporting structure or who have a heavy bite or are grinders etc., then an alternative would be to place a ceramic restoration on this tooth to give it the best possible protection.