Structural loss of a tooth commonly caused by decay or trauma needs to be restored by dental fillings. Bacteria that remains on a tooth can thrive and progress causing pain, bad breath, weak teeth as well as be the cause of an accumulation of food getting caught in the area of decay or trauma. Fillings can restore function as well as improve aesthetics of a tooth.
At Bonnyrigg Dental Surgery, we remove the decay on the affected tooth, then use a high quality tooth coloured filling material to restore the tooth back to its normal function. The material we use is called composite resin which comes in numerous colours to provide you with the most natural looking filling. These types of fillings are light cured which means you can use the tooth immediately. We do not regularly use Amalgam or “silver” fillings anymore due to health and aesthetic reasons.