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When a tooth has suffered damage- either as a result of trauma or more commonly as a result of the destruction caused by the disease process that is "tooth decay" the missing tooth structure needs to be replaced.

Traditionally metal amalgam has been used by dentists to "fill" the cavity that is left after the diseased tooth structure has been removed. Nowadays, we prefer to provide White (tooth coloured) fillings that will bond (stick) to the remaining tooth structure, but sometimes amalgam (metal) fillings are still chosen either for cost reasons or because there are still clinical situations where we feel we can do a better job with the metal. White (tooth coloured) fillings are of course routinely used at the front of the mouth.

The dentist will be glad to discuss with you which material is suitable for each particular situation.

White (tooth coloured) fillingsmetal amalgam filling