A tooth-coloured alternative to traditional “silver” fillings. While functionally they are very similar, a Composite filling can provide benefits such as
Discrete and natural looking restorations
Able to bond to the tooth’s surface creating a better filled surface
Composites are not just a private option, they available on the NHS on the first 5 teeth. Molar teeth that require fillings on NHS would be an Amalgam filling.
Amalgam fillings are a silver filling material made from mercury (ADD) which offer the patient a long lasting, strong filling option. While they don’t look as aesthetically pleasing as the composite alternative, the functionality is undeniable. Benefits of Amalgam fillings include
Strong and long lasting
Quicker to place than composite