In many cases, it is impossible to see that the tooth even has a filling
More and more patients are asking about and seeking cosmetic treatments. At East Leigh we place mostly white (resin or glass ionomer) fillings. Amalgam silver fillings are still useful in certain clinical circumstances, and the dentists are always more than happy to discuss these options with you. Patients often request that old silver amalgam fillings are replaced, in order to improve aesthetics.
Old Silver Fillings:
Modern White Fillings:
There are many alternatives to amalgam fillings, which include resin white fillings and also porcelain options too (inlays and crowns) if a tooth is very heavily filled. The new dental materials mean it is easy to find a perfect match for the shade of a particular tooth. In most cases, it is quite impossible to see that the tooth even has a filling.