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Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings are used to replace the parts of the tooth that have been lost, due to a number of reasons. These include wear and tear, decay and accidental damage. There are a variety of different materials that can be used for filling teeth. The most common type of filling is dental amalgam. This is made from a mixture of mercury and different metals. Composite or white fillings are less obvious and more natural looking. They are almost identical to the natural tooth. 

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The different types of fillings are:

  • Gold inlays and onlays (gold coloured)

  • Amalgam (silver coloured) 

  • Composite/ White (tooth coloured) 

  • Porcelain inlays (tooth coloured) 

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