Fillings and Crowns
Silver (amalgam) Fillings
Silver fillings are the most common type of filling used in dentistry. The material is strong and durable and functions well under the natural stress and strain that teeth experience. To date, no links have been established anywhere in the world between amalgam use and general ill-health.
A crown (‘cap’), is an artificial restoration that encircles the tooth making it strong and restoring its natural shape and appearance. Crowns can be made from porcelain or gold or a combination of materials.
We are now offering all-porcelain/ceramic crowns which provide a major advancement in aesthetics to enhance your smile.
Crowns are typically used:
Where there has been extensive decay
To improve the appearance of the tooth
To protect a tooth which has been root-filled
To hold a bridge or denture firmly in place
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