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Slough Clinic 8 Stoke Poges Lane Slough, SL1 3NT

Call 01753 776 757

Maidenhead Clinic 82 Moorbridge Road Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 8BW

Call 01628 778 877

Filling cavities protect a weakened tooth from further decay and is one of the most common restorative procedures performed by dentists.

What is involved in a filling?

Your dentist will administer a local anaesthetic to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. They will then remove the decayed material with a small drill, before cleaning the tooth thoroughly.

Once the tooth is clean, the dentist will apply a filling material of your choice, before shaping, polishing, and hardening it.

What filling materials are available?

Amalgam or ‘Black fillings’ is a mixture of silver, tin, copper, mercury, and zinc.

Composite or white fillings are made from powdered glass and acrylic resin, providing a more natural-looking alternative that matches the colour of the rest of the tooth and requires less overall preparation and are mercury-free and bonded to the tooth enhancing the integrity of the remaining tooth.

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