If your dentist diagnoses dental decay (caries) the most appropriate treatment may be to fill the tooth. This treatment prevents the decay from worsening and helps to protect the tooth structure for the future. Silver fillings, also know as amalgam, are composed of a resilient and hard wearing material. They are visible and some patients prefer to have white or composite fillings which are tooth coloured and invisible.
White fillings are also available in our Cosmetic section.