Fillings are used to fill cavities (holes) that have formed, usually as a result of decay or tooth wear. The decayed and weakened parts of the tooth are removed and the cavity is cleaned out.
Filling is then inserted to restore the tooth to its original state and strengthen it. We use all types of fillings from basic silver (amalgam) and white (composite) to reinforced porcelain (tooth coloured) and gold. We recommend the porcelain fillings as they will go undisguised.
Amalgam Filling Composite Filling
At JME Dental, we also specialise in 'Mercury-Free Dentisty'. We offer our patients the option of replacing old mercury or gray fillings with porcelain (tooth coloured) fillings.
In some cases, where the filling is very large, the tooth may need a Crown or Cap (which are fully tax deductible). These provide additional support for the tooth and helps prevent fracture. These range from gold or silver full metal Crowns to tooth coloured Porcelains.
As with all of our treatments our focus is fully on achieving the best result and ensuring our customers have as comfortable a time as possible while they are with us.