Regular check-ups and good dental hygiene can help prevent tooth decay and minimise the need for fillings. But few patients manage to avoid them all their life. The good news is that fillings have come a long way since the old days of black amalgams which are now rarely used, having been replaced by newer, reinforced plastic material called “composite”.
Different types of composite are used for the repair of back and front teeth to give hard wearing restorations for most everyday requirements. If you would like to have all your old amalgams replaced, or just have new fillings with this material, we can help you.
For teeth that are constantly under pressure, such as your back teeth, we may recommend crowns as a stronger alternative.