Composite fillings appear tooth coloured, and are made from a plastic resin and filler, which is bonded to the tooth surface. A range of shades are available so filling can be matched to the colour of your tooth very closely. The type of composite we use is also BPA free.
Glass ionomer fillings release fluoride, which can help protect the tooth from further decay. They appear tooth coloured, but do not match as well as composite resin fillings. Glass ionomer fillings are used for fillings around the gum line, in the roots of teeth, and for childrens teeth
Amalgam fillings are made of a mixture of metals and appear silver coloured. Amalgam fillings are very strong, and have been the most widely used, cost effective fillings in back teeth for a very long time!