What is a Filling?
Even if you brush and floss diligently, your dentist may discover a cavity that will need a dental filling to restore the function and structure of a tooth.
At Peterborough Dental Clinic, our dentists use composite and amalgam fillings to treat damage and tooth decay.
Composite (White) Fillings
Your dentist may use a white composite filling to repair a damaged tooth.
Composite fillings are suitable for both front and back teeth. They are also able to tolerate pressure from the stress of chewing. White in colour, they are an excellent choice for fillings that will be visible when you speak or smile.
Amalgam (Silver) Fillings
Your dentist may use a silver amalgam filling to repair a damaged tooth towards the back of your mouth.
Amalgam fillings are highly durable. Their cost-effectiveness makes them a popular choice for patients who may be concerned about budget. They are also easy for the dentist to place.