Fillings

Dental fillings in Harley Street, Central London W1

A filling is a material placed in a tooth when it has been damaged by decay or fracture. Decay is caused by bacteria in the mouth which dissolve the tooth by producing acid from fermentation of food in the mouth especially sugars.

Types:

  • Composite resin is the most common material nowadays as it matches the colour of the tooth cosmetically and will bond to the tooth.
  • Silver amalgam is rarely used but is a durable and effective material

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