At Parnell Dentistry treating with fillings is our path of last resort. With our regular checkups we will put a ‘watch’ on potential cavities and can apply fluoride or fissure seals and encourage good home oral health practices e.g. flossing, to reduce the chances of having to ultimately get a filling.
Sometimes however we may be left with little alternative but to undertake a filling or a replacement filling. If you do require a filling, in consultation with one of our Dentists you can decide whether you want amalgam (silver fillings) or composite tooth coloured restorations.
We also can electively replace amalgam fillings with tooth coloured composite materials, shade matched to blend in as invisibly with your natural tooth structure as possible. You may be surprised at the difference this creates.