Dentist Leeds

Silver Fillings

Fillings are used to repair teeth which have been lost tooth structure due to decay, fracture or even tooth preparation. At Aesthetique here in Leeds we always offer the patient options for filling your teeth. Your dentist will answer any questions that you may have.

Amalgam Fillings (Mercury Based)

Historically amalgam has been used extensively by dentists to restore teeth. These fillings are hard wearing but can be unsightly and can give the tooth a blackened appearance. If you are concerned about the appearance of your teeth then we would advise against an amalgam filling and would advise a composite filling or CEREC/porcelain inlay.

Some patients do worry about the mercury content in these types of fillings and there is a body of opinion that believes that the mercury may leach into major organs. However, a number of dental authorities do deem this material to be quite safe.At Aesthetique Dentl Care we aim where possible to avoid placement of amalgam fillings and prefer the use of alternative materials (e.g composite or ceramics). However, we do endeavor to give the patient as much information as possible so that you can make an informed decision.