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Fillings are used to repair a cavity in your tooth caused by decay.

The most common type of filling is dental amalgam, made from a mixture of mercury and different metals. Dental amalgam fillings are often used on your back teeth as they are hard-wearing.

Here at Guilden Sutton Dental Practice we will offer you the type of filling most appropriate for your clinical needs.

Fillings on the NHS can be made of:

  • amalgam (silver-coloured) – a mixture of metals including mercury, silver, tin, and copper
  • composite (tooth-coloured) – powdered glass and ceramic added to a resin base; they are not as hard-wearing as amalgam fillings
  • glass ionomer (tooth-coloured) – powdered glass, which reacts chemically with your tooth and bonds to it. These fillings are used on baby (first) teeth or around the sides of teeth

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