Amalgam fillings are only held in place by the shape of
the cavity that is cut. Tooth coloured fillings are bonded
into place, meaning that less tooth structure needs to
be removed in when placing these fillings - this is a
much more conservative treatment, providing a more healthy
For heavily restored teeth there are many amalgam alternatives
(such as the 'porcelain crowns'). In some situations
different treatment options are appropriate for different
people. We are trained in selecting the materials that
are the most appropriate for you and we are happy to discuss
most of these alternatives with you. Please contact
us if you have any questions.
Before and After photos of treatment
after white fillings & porcelain crowns are used to
replace old amalgam fillings.